Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.
One of the best coming of age movies in years!
– Eric Kohn, Indiewire
“Energetic… hugely uplifting”
– Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist
“A magnetic central performance from stunning newcomer Karidja Touré”
– David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
“It’s the feminist answer to Boyhood, yet it manages to dig deeper… Girlhood is one of the most exceptional films you’ll see this year. Truly a must-see. Highly recommended!”
– Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
Country of Origin: France
Sound Format: Dolby 5.1 SRD
Running Time: 112 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
In French with English Subtitles