Oppressed by her family, uninspired school prospects, and the boys who rule her neighborhood, Marieme (Karidja Touré) starts a new life after meeting a group of free-spirited girls. She changes her name to Vic, updates her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom. Set primarily in the Cité de la Noue housing project on the northeastern outskirts of Paris, the girls venture into the city center for shopping trips within the Forum des Halles, a shopping mall that provides the perfect setting for female teenage rebellion and freedom.  

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Céline Sciamma. WITH: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Mariétou Touré. 2014. 113 min. France. Color. French. DCP. 

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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