Director: Céline Sciamma
Original Title: Bande de filles
Main Cast: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh
This is an electrifying picture from Céline Sciamma, anchored by a remarkable performance from Karidja Touré. In this classic coming-of-age story, Touré plays Marieme, a young woman growing up in the housing projects of Paris. Extremely bright and engaged, Marieme drops out of school to discover that her self-confidence improves as she joins a gang, drifts into petty crime and begins the process of reinventing herself; but as her role within the group changes, she begins to understand that her life isn’t necessarily any easier or happier.