LCIFF IS PROUD TO PRESENT
GIRLHOOD AS THE OPENING FILM OF THE INAUGURAL LEWIS & CLARK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.


Directed by Céline Sciamma

France  |  112 minutes  |  2015  |  Not Rated  |  French

 

Critically acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival – Opening Night Directors’ Fortnight, Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and AFI Fest.

SYNOPSIS

Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang.

When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.

 

A mesmerizing exercise in the enlightenment that can happen when a filmmaker shifts the male cinematic gaze ever so slightly and uncovers what looks like a whole new world.
— Washington Post