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Aro Recommended Girlhood


France 2014, 113 minutes
Dir. Céline Sciamma
In French with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Offensive language
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / Girl-centric

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures.


“It's great to see a gritty girl-gang story that's not a fingerwagging cautionary tale, or a grrrlpower fantasy.”~Kate Harris, TotalFilm

Aroview: Potent coming-of-age drama set on the margins of Paris that follows a 16-year-old girl whose poor prospects tempt her to join a girl gang to gain a sense of self confidence.

The female director of TOMBOY provides a refreshing peek into a rarely-seen, exclusively black French subculture, while the pulsing urban soundtrack includes Rihanna's "Diamonds", elevated here in a memorable set-piece of ecstatic appreciation.

NZ International Film Festival 2015

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  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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