Special Event:

International Women's DAY

On Friday 8 March at Palace Westgarth, 6:30pm


Les Filles du Soleil

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This 8th of March, join us in celebrating women's achievements with a screening of Eva Husson's new femme-centric film about the extraordinary Kurdish female forces fighting ISIS in Iraqi Kurdistan. The screening will include a glass of wine and canapés on arrival, and will be followed by a Q&A with a member of UN Women.

France, Belgium, Georgia
2018 / Drama, Adventure
Running time: 1h55
Director: Eva Husson
Starring: Emmanuelle Bercot, Golshifteh Farahani, Zübeyde Bulut, Maia Shamoevi, Evin Ahmadguli

With a gallant Women’s March preceding its world premiere at Cannes, Girls of the Sun evokes Oliver Stone’s seminal Platoon in its no-guts-no-glory portrayal of combat – but taken from a uniquely female perspective. It focuses on the real-life exploits of the Yazidi women who were kidnapped and suffered unspeakable trauma before escaping to join the Kurdish army and take on the Islamic State.


Lawyer-turned-freedom fighter Baha (Golshifteh Farahani) prepares to liberate her Kurdistan village and free her son (Tornike Alievi) taken hostage by extremists. French journalist Mathilde (Emmanuelle Bercot, Mon Roi and guest of AF FFF2017), herself traumatised by the recent death of her husband in Libya, arrives to cover the story of Baha and her Kurdish army known as ‘Girls of the Sun’. During her time spent embedded within the ranks of this all-female unit of former ISIS captives, Mathilde faces her own inner demons and finds strength through adversity.

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