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Girls of the Sun (2018)

Les filles du soleil (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 12 April 2019 (USA)
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A Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town from extremists.


Eva Husson


Eva Husson (scenario), Jacques Akchoti (collaboration)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Golshifteh Farahani ... Bahar
Emmanuelle Bercot ... Mathilde H.
Zübeyde Bulut ... Lamia
Sinama Alievi Sinama Alievi ... Guli
Mari Semidovi Mari Semidovi ... Ararat
Roza Mirzoiani Roza Mirzoiani ... Rojin
Zinaida Gasoiani Zinaida Gasoiani ... Torhildan
Maia Shamoevi Maia Shamoevi ... Amal
Nia Mirianashvili Nia Mirianashvili ... Nofa
Evin Ahmad ... Berivan
Zirek ... Zirek (as Ahmet Zirek)
Erol Afsin ... Tiresh
Nuka Asatiani Nuka Asatiani ... Suzan
Behi Djanati Atai ... Dahlia
Adik Bakoni Adik Bakoni ... Cewan


Lawyer-turned-freedom fighter Bahar prepares to liberate her Kurdistan village and free her son taken hostage by extremists. French journalist Mathilde, herself traumatized by the recent death of her husband in Libya, arrives to cover the story of Bahar and her Kurdish army known as 'Girls of the Sun'. During her time spent embedded within the ranks of this all-female unit of former ISIS captives, Mathilde faces her own inner demons and finds strength through adversity. Written by Canon y mus

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Inspired by the True Story of the Female Firefighters Who Dared to Take On ISIS


Drama | War


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Kurdish Fight for Democracy
11 November 2019 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

In 2014 ISIS/ISIL forces killed, captured thousands of Yazidi & forcing hundreds of thousands to flee. Kurdish forces along w/an Obama ordered airstrike (contrary to another politician's abandonment of American ideals) fought to save their lives. This film is a fictionalized retelling based on interviews w/Kurdish female fighters (many who had escaped from ISIS). Another part of the film's story is an embedded journalist based on the real life of Marie Colvin (Film based on her life: "A Private War"). Criticisms: Could have used subtitling for English besides the other languages. The horror of ISIS killings & rapes were not shown on purpose (we see aftermath of one), but I think we need to see it more graphically to be moved to action. Mostly filmed in the country of Georgia - would have been more forceful if filmed in a post-ISIS area. Other films of Kurd female bravery: "Peshmerga", "Gulistan, Land ...", "Meryem" (short), "Commander Arian", "Her War: Women ...", "Fear Us Women" (short), "On Her Shoulders".

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French | Kurdish | English | Arabic

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,801, 14 April 2019

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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