Director: Celine Sciamma
Stars: Karidja Toure, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh
Approx. running time: 1 hour 55 minutes
This is a French film with English subtitles.
A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier.
Girlhood or Band de Filles received great critical acclaim upon its release in 2014. For The Guardian, Mark Kermode gave the film 5 stars and described it as "honest, empowering and electrifying". Kermode has also indicated that Girlhood is his second favourite film of the last 10 years.