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Girlhood

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.

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Playhouse 7, 2.06.15 - 2.12.15
Rated NR Advisory: If this film were MPAA rated, it would be PG-13 or a soft R. This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 112 min
Language: French

Director: Céline Sciamma
Cast: Assa Sylla, Cyril Mendy, Djibril Gueye, Idrissa Diabate, Karidja Touré, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Touré, Simina Soumare
FEATURED REVIEW: Richard Brody, New Yorker
The protagonist of this drama is Marieme (Karidja Touré), a sixteen-year-old black French girl growing up in a housing project on the outskirts of Paris. Relegated to vocational school, facing scant employment opportunities, and chafing under the authority of her elder brother...