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GIRLS OF THE SUN

Style: Feature Film

Genre: War, drama

Year: 2018

Country: France, Belgium, Georgia, Switzerland

Language: Kurdish, French, Arabic, English

Duration: 116 min

Production: MANEKI FILMS, WILD BUNCH, ELLE DRIVER

Director: Eva Hasson

Screenplay: Eva Hasson, Jacques Akshoti

Producers: Dinar Domery, Isabella de Linh-La

Operator: Mattias Trojelstrup

Music: Morgan Kibby

Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuel Berko, Zubeyde Bulut, Ahmet Zirek, Erol Afsin, Evin Ahmad

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EVA HASSON

Eva Hasson was born in 1977 in Le Havre, France. She received a classical education - she studied modern literature in kindergarten, received an MA in English Literature and a BA in Spanish, and an MA in directing from the American Film Institute (Los Angeles). She began her film career as an actress, but achieved her first resounding success in 2015 at the Toronto Film Festival as the director of the film about difficult teenagers "A Modern Love Story".

ABOUT THE FILM

Bahar, who worked as a lawyer yesterday, is now held captive by Islamic State militants along with other women. Her husband was killed and her son was taken away in an unknown direction. Bahar manages to hide her mobile phone and eventually succeeds in calling for help. Time passes. Bahar commands a women's battalion and takes part in the fighting. Matilda, a French military journalist, arrives at the battalion's location. She herself had her husband killed in Libya three months ago, also a journalist. The Bahar battalion, along with other Kurdish militias, is fighting over the ruins of a Kurdish city.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:

  • Cannes Film Festival 2018 (France) - Palme d'Or nomination.