Céline Sciamma. Francia, 2014. Original language, Spanish subtitles. 113'.
French speakers, this one's for you. 'Girlhood' tells the story of the life of teenage Marieme, who wants to free herself from her oppressive family and school environments by joining a gang of rebellious girls who break all the rules. This is, above all, a story of personal discovery, learning, independence and all that it means to be a young black girl. Following her acclaimed film 'Tomboy', Céline Sciamma brings this promising movie to the screens starring teens and French suburbs, where there's still a bit of tenderness to be found.