(Celine Sciamma, France, 2014, 113 minutes)
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. “A mesmerizing exercise in the enlightenment that can happen when a filmmaker shifts the male cinematic gaze ever so slightly”––Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. In French with English subtitles. Sponsored by the French Department.
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