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GIRLS OF THE SUN LES FILLES DU SOLEIL
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

DRAMA, ADVENTURE / FRANCE, BELGIUM, GEORGIA / 2018 / 115 MINS / MA 15+

FRENCH, KURDISH, ENGLISH, ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

With a gallant Women’s March preceding its world premiere at Cannes, Girls of the Sun evokes Oliver Stone’s seminal Platoon in its no-guts-no-glory portrayal of combat – but taken from a uniquely female perspective. It focuses on the real-life exploits of the Yazidi women who were kidnapped and suffered unspeakable trauma before escaping to join the Kurdish army and take on the Islamic State.

Lawyer-turned-freedom fighter Baha (Golshifteh Farahani) prepares to liberate her Kurdistan village and free her son (Tornike Alievi) taken hostage by extremists. French journalist Mathilde (Emmanuelle Bercot, Mon Roi and guest of AF FFF2017), herself traumatised by the recent death of her husband in Libya, arrives to cover the story of Baha and her Kurdish army known as ‘Girls of the Sun’. During her time spent embedded within the ranks of this all-female unit of former ISIS captives, Mathilde faces her own inner demons and finds strength through adversity.

A marked departure from Eva Husson’s debut, Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story, AF FFF2016), Girls of the Sun is an incendiary and unashamedly emotional film that pays respect to largely unacknowledged Kurdish female warriors who have played a monumental role in the fight against Daesh.

DIRECTED BY: EVA HUSSON

STARRING: Emmanuelle Bercot, Golshifteh Farahani, Zübeyde Bulut, Maia Shamoevi, Evin Ahmadguli

NOMINATED: Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2018
NOMINATED: Special Presentations, Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Sessions

      Opening Night, Closing Night
      Special Event, Q&A
      Encore Screenings
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BUY  1:20 PMFri 22 MarPalace Verona
BUY  6:20 PMSat 23 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  8:45 PMSun 24 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  8:45 PMMon 25 MarPalace Central
BUY  6:15 PMTue 26 MarPalace Verona
BUY  8:40 PMWed 27 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  8:50 PMFri 29 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  8:40 PMSat 30 MarPalace Verona
BUY  8:40 PMSun 31 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  8:50 PMFri 5 AprPalace Norton St.
BUY  1:10 PMMon 8 AprPalace Norton St.
BUY  1:20 PMWed 10 AprPalace Verona

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