French film ‘Girlhood’ Receives Trailer Ahead of TIFF Premiere
Director Céline Sciamma‘s third film may be titled Bande de filles (Band of Girls) in its native language (French), but it’s English language title is Girlhood, which is sure to cause some confusion with Richard Linklater’s recent film Boyhood. In Girlhood, the filmmaker (Water Lilies, Tomboy) directs her own script starring Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, and Mariétou Touré. Described as a raw portrayal of the lives of a group of black high school girls in a tough part of Paris, the movie follows Marieme (Karidja) as she reinvents herself after falling in with a new group of friends.
After making its debut as part of the Director’s Fortnight at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Girlhood was picked up for U.S. distribution by Strand Releasing. Girlhood will make its North American debut at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, before its October 20th release in France and subsequent domestic release sometime in 2015.