aka Bande de filles
First screened in September 2014 / Most recently screened in July 2015
Director: Céline Sciamma. Cast: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Touré, Simina Soumare, Idrissa Diabate, Cyril Mendy, Djibril Gueye, Rabah Nait Oufella, Damien Chapelle. Screenplay: Céline Sciamma.

Twitter Capsule: Nimble, multifaceted: apt pair with Boyhood or Pariah or 400 Blows. Evokes adolescent confusion without seeming confused.

VOR:   Maybe originality isn't the calling-card here, but such close attention to young women's lives, particularly women of color, is so rare—much less studies this nuanced and keen.

Photo © 2014 Hold-Up Films/Lilies Films/Strand Releasing

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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