FFF19 Girls of the Sun 

5th March, 2019 (MA15+)
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  • Director Eva Husson
  • Cast Maia Shamoevi, Golshifteh Farahani, Zübeyde Bulut, Evin Ahmadguli, Emmanuelle Bercot
  • Duration 115 min
  • Rating MA15+
  • Language French, Kurdish, English, Arabic with English subtitles
  • Genre Adventure, Drama


Mathilde, a French journalist, traumatised by the recent death of her husband in Libya, arrives in a Kurdistan village to cover the story of Baha, a lawyer-turned-freedom fighter, and her army known as ‘Girls of the Sun’ as they prepare to liberate their village and free Baha’s son who has been taken hostage by extremists.


NOMINATED: Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2018
NOMINATED: Special Presentations, Toronto International Film Festival 2018


  • "Husson doesn’t choose the realistic or melodramatic dimension of war and that is what makes the film great." Marie Claire

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