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GIRLHOOD

Bande de filles

We continue our tour of this insightful coming-of-age story about 16-year-old Marieme who lives in the banlieues of Paris. With troubles at home, limited job prospects and intimidation by the boys in her neighbourhood, she is drawn to a girl gang who eventually take her seriously. As Marieme becomes compelled to participate in their acts of petty crime and gang fights, she also experiences their close bond, and the support they give each other. The accompanying study guide focuses on themes of friendship, identity, choices and being young in Paris.

Free Study Guide

France • 2014 • Drama • 112min • English subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma

IFI, Feb 3, 10.30am

Roscommon- Feb 9. (Roscommon Arts Centre 0906 625 824)

Drogheda, Feb 11. (Droichead Arts Centre, 041 983 3946)

Newbridge, Feb 24. (Riverbank Arts Centre 045 448 327)

Carlow – Feb 25. (GB Shaw Theatre 059 917 2400)

Limerick, Mar 7. (Odeon Cinema 061 319 555)

Cork, Mar 7 – 10. (corkcinemas@eircom.net)

Kilkenny, Mar 14. (IMC Cinema 01 649 5744)

Macrooom – Apr 5. (Briery Gap 026 41793)

These screenings are part of the 2016 Spring/Summer Schools programme.

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