Girls of the Sun
- France / Belgium / Georgia / Switzerland
- 1h 55min
- Directed by: Eva Husson
- Cast: Emmanuelle Bercot, Golshifteh Farahani,
- Language: French
Mathilde (Bercot), a battle-hardened war correspondent, writes a story about a combat unit of Kurdish women led by Bahar (Farahani), fighting ISIS. Although it’s based on actual events the treatment is so hackneyed and sentimental that it feels clunky and melodramatic, and the best efforts of fine actors like Bercot and Farahani are let down by the clichéd screenplay.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Girls of the Sun15 May 2018
Cannes 2018: The true story of a Kurdish female battalion unfolds in this disappointing drama
Girls of the Sun is based on actual events from 2014 to 2015, which makes it all the more disappointing that it feels so hackneyed and sentimental. Bang Gang writer-director Eva Husson has taken the story of female Kurdish fighters and transformed it…
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