37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


GirlhoodFINAL Play Button

Oppressed by her family at home, dead-end school prospects, and a boys’ law that rules the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name and style to join their lively yet gritty girl-gang known for intimidation and mischief in their working class neighborhood outside Paris. Director Céline Sciamma uses this coming of age story with a touch of romance to delve beneath these girls’ exterior to explore the volatile, potentially dangerous energy in these gangs, serving as surrogate families. This film paints an intimate portrait of a girl desperately searching for a path to personal freedom.


Friday, November 7


6:30 PM


Downtown Mall : Regal 2

Film Info

Director: Céline Sciamma

Runtime: 112 min

Genre: International

Year: 2014

Country: France

Featuring: Karidja Toure, Damien Chapelle, Djibril Gueye, Diabate Idrissa