“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 >