Girls of the Sun

Girls of the Sun

(Les filles du soleil)
(2018)

A battalion of women fight ISIS to take back their homes in this Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated war drama from Eva Husson (Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)).... More

"Somewhere in Kurdistan, Bahar, 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." (Cannes Film Festival)Hide

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  • At once mildly harrowing and completely over-the-top, intermittently intense yet so unsubtle it winds up doing damage to its own worthy discourse. Full Review

  • Representational merits alone can't distinguish this movie's clumsy farrago of good intentions, ham-fisted story choices and cloddishly on-the-nose dialogue. Full Review

  • Girls of the Sun is partisan and it wears its heart on its sleeve: a powerful, forceful story. Full Review

  • Hugely accomplished and highly entertaining cinema. [Husson] tells the tale of an all-female unit of anti-Isis fighters via the language of Hollywood blockbusters. Full Review

  • Interested parties are better off checking out some of the documentaries, such as "Gulîstan, Land of Roses," rather than this well-intentioned yet cliché-riddled lunge at the tear ducts. Full Review