Bande de filles, the English title being Girlhood, is brought to you by French filmmaker Céline Sciamma. The film is set to premiere tonight at start of the Cannes Film Festival as a 2014 Directors’ Fortnight selection. This coming-of-age drama features a young girl looking for a way out. According the film’s studio,
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of 3 free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.