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2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 6 – Eva Husson’s Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil)

2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 6 – Eva Husson’s Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil)

Eva Husson tackles some heady subject matter with her third feature, and first Cannes entry. After shoring up at TIFF in 2015 with Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story), starring Golshifteh Farahani and Emmanuelle Bercot, Les filles du soleil is about a Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town from extremists and the photographer following her around and who herself is running away or chasing her own demons.

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Being paired or precluded by Cate Blanchett 82-woman Cannes red carpet ‘#metoo’ protest, this pro-woman, vengeance tale based on true events has a strong production design and performances, but this exposition heavy was a bust with a our critic set.

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Eva Husson's Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil)

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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