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GIRLHOOD (2014) - Forever Young Film Club

  • dir. Céline Sciamma
  • year. 2014
  • country. France
  • run-time. 113 mins
  • rating. 15
  • £6 (£4.50 concs.)

Growing up in the tough Parisian projects with an oppressive home life, 16 year old Marieme, disillusioned with school and her options for the future, is drawn into a stylish and feisty gang of young women. In their arms she finds promise of escape, reinvention and most of all, confidence and worth. However this new found empowerment is not without its challenges.

Alongside dramas Water Lilies (2007) and Tomboy (2011), the third film in director Céline Sciamma's self-proclaimed coming-of-age trilogy once again delicately dabbles with themes of identity and solidarity. Sciamma utilises her trademark of working with non-actors, not only drawing out astonishing performances from newcomers Karidja Touré and Assa Sylla, but creating a very authentic feeling depiction of electric, young female friendship.

French, with English subtitles.

The Forever Young Film Club are a brand new film collective determined to celebrate and reappraise classic coming-of-age and teen films, while also exploring lesser known gems through regular screenings and events.

*Doors Open 7pm*
*Programme Start 7.30pm*
*Age Restriction over 15*


Earlier Event: June 21
THE ARBOR (2010)