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May 14, 2018

Cannes 2018: Husson’s ‘Girls of the Sun’ is a Portrait of Women of War

Girls of the Sun

“To the ones forgotten by history by those who shape it.” While there have been many powerful, important war films over the years, including a few directed by women, Girls of the Sun is a very unique and one-of-a-kind film. Made by French filmmaker Eva Husson, Girls of the Sun (or Les filles du soleil in French) tells the story of a band of Kurdish women fighters, warriors, you could even say, participating in the war in Iraq. This is one of the first and only times we’ve ever seen a war film about female fighters, focusing entirely on them and their experiences, and it’s an engaging and intense experience. More than anything it proves that Eva Husson has the chops to direct even bigger, better action movies and/or features that aren’t just simple dramas in a city. And there’s a very honorable, empowering aspect to telling this story about these fighters. ›››

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