Girls of the Sun trailer: Take a look at Eva Husson's Cannes-nominated film
Eva Husson's Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) is loosely based on the real-life stories of Kurdish women who were kidnapped by ISIS in Syria and Iraq, before they attempted to escape and seek revenge on the men who had destroyed their lives. It was in competition at Cannes last year but did not come out well the other side once the critics got their hands on it. Many seem to suggest that while the story is timely and ideal for cinematic treatment, its execution is rather clumsy and awkward. You can now take a look for yourself by watching the trailer for Girls of the Sun above right now.
The commander of the ‘Girls of the Sun’ battalion is preparing to liberate her hometown from the hands of extremists, hoping to find her son who is held hostage. A French journalist, Mathilde, comes to cover the attack and bear witness to the story of these exceptional warriors. Since their lives have been turned upside down, they have all been fighting for the same cause: Women, Life, Liberty.
Husoon collaborated on the script with Jacques Akchoti, and Emmanuelle Bercot and Golshifteh Farahani star, with Zübeyde Bulut in support.
Girls of the Sun gets a mid-April release in the US, but no news on a UK date.