Teaser: Bande de filles

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I love this teaser for the French film “Bande de filles” (2014). It reminds me of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” (1498). The girls are standing in front of the Grande Arche in Paris. The film debuted this past week at the Cannes Film Festival.

IMDb says (possibly a machine translation of something):

Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of 3 free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.

Variety says in its review:

An engrossing look at the way a young woman of color defines her own identity vis-a-vis the various spheres of support in her life — family, school, friends and so forth — Celine Sciamma’s “Girlhood” advances the French…

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