Girlhood (2014)
Girlhood (2014)
Girlhood (2014) Céline Sciamma

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Girlhood

Céline Sciamma | France | | M
Film

Sciamma’s third feature continues her preoccupation with adolescent sexuality and gender identity from a notably different perspective. An ensemble of young African-French actors is led by Karidja Touré – who was scouted for the role while visiting an amusement park – as Marieme, a 16-year-old whisked into the intense, free-spirited lifestyle of an all-girl gang. Using a luminous score by electronic music producer Para One and cinematographer Crystel Fournier’s vibrant colour palette, Sciamma probes the tensions and ecstasies of female friendship, group dynamics and the teenage yearning for acceptance.

Format: DCP
Language: French with English Subtitles
Source: Palace
Duration: 113 mins

When

Duration

113 mins

Rating

M

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Also screening on Wed 28 September

About the program

Oscillating Wildly: Céline Sciamma's Inclusive Cinema

Although many only discovered the cinema of Céline Sciamma (1978–) with the international release of the extraordinary ‘two-hander’ Portrait of a Lady on Fire, she had already forged a remarkably productive career as a filmmaker, screenwriter and activist (she was a founder of Le Collectif 50/50, for example). Completing a Masters in French literature and attending France’s most prestigious film school, Le Fémis, Sciamma helmed her first feature, Water Lilies, in 2007.

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