Girls of the Sun
aka Les filles du soleil First screened in September 2018
Director: Eva Husson. Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Zübeyde Bulut, Sinama Alievi, Mari Semidovi, Roza Mirzoiani, Zinaida Gasoiani, Maia Shamoevi, Nia Mirianashvili, Evin Ahmad, Ahmet Zirek, Erol Afsin, Nuka Asatiani, Behi Djanati, Adik Bakoni, Tornike Alievi, Hamid Mirzoian, Farook Fadhil Hussein, Massoud Seydo, Kakha Kupatadze, Nino Osmanovi, Xavier Muntz, Fahmi Guerbâa, Ivan Anderson, Arabi Ghibeh. Screenplay: Eva Husson and Jacques Akchoti. Twitter Capsule:
More piecemeal than artistically fragmented. More nobly intentioned than confidently executed. Ambitious, though.
Repeats patterns of white Western directors telling stories beyond their ken and of film styles misaligned with ostensible politics. Still: a try?