GIRLS OF THE SUN (2018)
Les filles du soleil (original title)
1h 55min   Drama, War   Language: French, Kurdish, English, Arabic   Subtitles: English

 

SYNOPSIS

Bahar is the leader of the Girls of the Sun, a battalion of women in Kurdistan who are fighting women against extremists who have conquered their small Kurdish town. She hopes that in the process she will find her son, who is being held hostage. Mathilde, a French journalist, comes along to cover the attack and report the story of these exceptional warriors. With their lives turned upside down, they both are fighting for the same causes: women, life and liberty.

CAST & CREW

Stars - Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Zübeyde Bulut 

Director - Eva Husson

Screenplay - Eva Husson, Jacques Akchoti

Cinematography - Mattias Troelstrup

Editing - Emilie Orsini

Music - Morgan Kibby

Producers - Lado Chikhradze, Brahim Chioua, Etienne Comar, Isabella de Ligne-La Trémoïlle, Didar Domehri, Adeline Fontan Tessaur, Vladimer Katcharava, Joseph Rouschop, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade, Arlette Zylberberg

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Cannes Film Festival 2018
Nominee - Palme d'Or

Golden Trailer Awards 2019
Winner - Golden Trailer, Best Foreign Action Trailer

PRESS QUOTES

"Purposeful and striking."  NEW YORK TIMES

“Mesmerizing... Beautiful."  VARIETY

“Kafka-esque tale... an exquisite audiovisual experience.”  THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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