Girlhood is an upcoming French coming-of-age film directed by Celine Sciamma starring four young black actresses. The film which stars stars Karidja Toure, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, and Marietou Toure is all about friendship, identity and defining one’s self.
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.
The film has been making some serious waves on the festival circuit and I definitely can’t wait to see it. Watch the just-released subtitled trailer below.