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

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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 IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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