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CANNES FESTIVAL: the “Mothering Sunday” effect

CANNES, France - France counts a growing number of filmmakers making cool cinema and getting their films into festivals like Cannes, Berlin and the Biennale. Names such as Julia Ducournau (“Grave”), Hafsia Herzi (“Bonne Mère”) and Eva Husson come to mind, all of whom are presenting films this year at Cannes. The latter has directed her fourth film, "Mothering Sunday." Her previous work, "The ... more >

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“Girls of the sun,” Eva Husson’s retelling of the Kurdistan girl fighter batallion

Iraqi Kurdistan, 2014
Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot and Zübeyde Bulut
Directed by Eva Husson

Bahar (Golshifteh Farahani) is commander of the Daughters of the Sun battalion in Kurdistan. They are preparing to free her city from the hands of Islamists and find her son who is behind enemy lines. A French journalist on assignment in the area, Mathilde (Emmanuelle Bercot, of "Mon Roi" fame, among others), joins their platoon to cover the offensive and help bring the spotlight on these women ... more >

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CANNES FESTIVAL, “Girls of the sun”

A France Belgium Georgia Switzerland production
Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot and Erol Afsin
Directed by Eva Husson

In Kurdistan, Bahar (Golshifteh Farahani) is commander of the Daughters of the Sun battalion. They are preparing to free her city from the hands of Islamists, hoping to find her son who is behind enemy lines. A French journalist, Mathilde (Emmanuelle Bercot, of "Mon Roi" fame, among others), joins their platoon to cover the offensive and bring attention to these women warriors. Strong women, who ... more >