Movies Watched -- Girlhood

Added on by C. Maoxian.

In French. 113 minute running time so at least 20 minutes too long. Pretty teenage girl in a heart-of-Africa way (an old Larry David joke), lovely almond-shaped eyes, lives in a housing project outside of Paris, has an abusive older brother who I guess is the adult in the house. She flunks out of school, doesn't want to go to trade school, meets a band of other black girls, joins their "gang." This is depressing so I fast forwarded from 20 minutes in ... not sure what happens in the end, but it's nothing good. It's not that I demand a movie be "happy," but I don't want to wallow in misery voluntarily. Red rating, avoid. 

(Ingkoo Kang wrote that the movie is "largely a grim and stilted study of oppression.")

 From the Ivory Coast

From the Ivory Coast