Rent Girlhood (2014)

3.4 of 5 from 267 ratings
1h 48min
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Synopsis:
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighbourhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom. As she falls further under their gang lifestyle, she begins to make foolish choices that could impact her life forever.
Actors:
, Assa Sylla, , Mariétou Touré, Idrissa Diabaté, Simina Soumaré, Dielika Coulibaly, , , Binta Diop, Chance N'Guessan, , , , Elyes Sabyani, Halem El Sabagh, , Fiona Hily, Letica Milic, Nassereba Keita
Directors:
Producers:
Bénédicte Couvreur
Voiced By:
Aurélie Vérillon
Writers:
Céline Sciamma
Aka:
Bande de filles
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
France, Top 100 Films, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/09/2015
Run Time:
108 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • Interview with Karidja Toure
  • Interview with Celine Sciamma
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/09/2015
Run Time:
113 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • Interview with Karidja Toure
  • Interview with Celine Sciamma

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Reviews (4) of Girlhood

EXCELLENT COMING OF AGE TALE - Girlhood review by GF

Funny and sometimes moving coming of age tale, the lead character marieme is a black girl living with her family in a French tower block. Over the course of the movie she becomes the fourth member of a gang of girls, leaves school, meets her first love and dabbles in crime. Karidja Toure is suberb in the lead role, the music is excellent and this was righly widely praised on its rlease last year. See it,.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Girls from the Ghetto - Girlhood review by MW

A well observed and sensitive glimpse of what it's like to be a black teenage girl in the soulless concrete jungle of the Paris banlieue where hopes are dashed by a suffocating environment of bullying, misogyny and poor prospects. However, it's not all grim. Marieme is a shy beauty who finds camaraderie and an unexpected bravado when she joins a girl gang. Their youthful exuberance and devil-may-care attitude is delightful and joyous. But ultimately we are left with a sense that there's no way out from the grind of boredom, intimidation and petty crime for this ghettoised minority. The film is a celebration of life overlaid with a degree of sadness.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Brilliant movie by a brilliant director - Girlhood review by EN

Although I love this movie, I found Celine Sciamma's prior film, 'Water Lilies', even better; a work of mesmerising beauty, much imitated but never paralleled (or not as yet).

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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