On Netflix Now: We’re Watching ‘Girlhood’
Girlhood is a 2014 drama about a young woman’s transformation as she joins a Parisian girl gang and finds a new identity among true friends.
While the title might suggest a female answer to Richard Linklater‘s award-winning Boyhood, this French drama is anything but. It follows Marieme (an astonishing Karidja Touré), a teenager in a Paris banlieue, feeling trapped and with little motivation. She’s shy, works hard, but is facing a life of dead ends. She finds some hope when she is drawn into a girl gang, three others who fill her with empowerment, give her a new name and redirect her life, for good or bad. Céline Sciamma‘s stunning, emotional story is a beautifully photographed and superbly acted film that will undoubtedly move you, it’s honesty and devotion to Marieme a rare treat. Don’t miss it. Read more here.
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