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Eva Husson

Girls of the Sun


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Status: Completed

Director(s): Eva Husson

Cannes International Film Festival 2018 - Official Competition / TIFF 2018 - Special PresentationS

A story of resistance and sisterhood. A fight for hope. This film is a unique tribute to those women.


Somewhere in Kurdistan, not too long ago, Bahar (Farahani), a young lawyer, visits her family. In a bloody attack led by extremists, her husband is killed and she’s taken prisoner with her son and thousands of other women and children.

A few months after her escape, she’s now the commander of the “Girls of the Sun”, a female battalion. The objective: to take back the town where she was captured and bring back her hostage son. By her side, Mathilde (Bercot), a veteran war reporter, follows the daily life of the “Girls of the Sun” during the 3 days of the offensive. Bahar shares with Mathilde the succession of events that brought these women here together, united by their quest for hope and justice.

Out of this unimaginable situation, a universal sisterhood is born: the bond between the “Girls of the Sun”.


Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot


Producers: Didar Domehri
Director(s): Eva Husson
Screenplay: Eva Husson
Directors of Photography: Mattias Troelstrup
Editing: Emilie Orsini
Original Music: Morgan Kibby
Set Design: David Bersanetti
Sound Editors: Alexis Place
Costume Supervisors: Marine Galliano
Category Movie: Drama, Adventure

Production company: Maneki Films
Production Date: 2018
Date of First Release: 11/21/2018
French Distributor: Wild Bunch Distribution
Country of Origin: France
Language: Arabic, English, French, Kurdish
Duration: 111minutes