Girlhood (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May07

Girlhood (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Céline Sciamma, France, 2014, 112 mins, in French with subtitles Cast: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Touré When choosing the international release title, Céline Sciamma (Water Lillies, Tomboy) had a number of options when translating her latest film Bandes De Filles for an English-speaking audience. The fact that she chose ‘Girlhood’ speaks volumes towards initiating the viewer into the kinds of issues she...

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Interview:  ‘Girlhood’s Céline Sciamma and Karidja Touré
May06

Interview: ‘Girlhood’s Céline Sciamma and Karidja Touré

Close-Up Film’s double-header interview with the director and lead actress of the female coming-of-age film Girlhood, in cinemas 8th May. The interviews were separate but are combined below for continuity. Céline Sciamma directed Tomboy (2011) and Water Lilies (2007) while Karidja Touré is on debut. CUF: Is there a deliberate reference to Linklater’s Boyhood, in your decision to choose Girlhood as the translation of the French...

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