GCFF - Bringing films to life - 17-29 April 2018 GCFF - Bringing films to life - 17-29 April 2018

Girls of the Sun

Girls of the Sun

War/Drama | France

Based on the true story of a group of all-female Kurdish soldiers battling Isis in Iraq back in 2014, Girls of the Sun presents a profoundly unique spin on the war movie genre. Subversively slipping a gender-twist on what is conventionally a very male-orientated genre, Eva Husson’s muscular film is tough, harrowing but ultimately richly moving.

As the unit fight misogynistic Isis soldiers, they quickly discover the men have a deep fear of being killed by a women, since their religion deems that demise to be deeply dishonourable and one that would send them to hell. The female soldiers wield this power across a series of gripping battle scenes.

Director: Eva Husson
Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Zübeyde Bulut
Country: France
Runtime: 115 mins
Rating: 18+
Passes Bechdel test? Yes
Festival selections: Cannes – Official Competition, London Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival


Saturday 6 April, 4pm – Cinema 1, HOTA

Friday 12 April, 11.30am – Cinema 1, HOTA

Saturday 13 April, 3.30pm – BCC Coolangatta


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