Kurdish women at Cannes Film Festival
The competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival also features the film “Girls of the Sun” about Kurdish women fighting against DAESH, directed by French director Eva Husson. The film portrays the struggle and resistance of the Kurdish women.
The International Cannes Film Festival, one of the most important appointment for international cinema, is opening its doors for the 71st time this year.
The highly anticipated program of this year's festival, which will take place from May 8 to May 19, was announced by President Thierry Frémaux in the French capital, Paris, on Thursday.
A total of 18 films will compete for the grand prize "Golden Palm" at this year's festival which will be opened by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows”. Dozens of films will be screened in all sections, including "Main Competition", "Out of Competition", "Un Certain Regard", "Special Screenings”…
The competition also features the film “Girls of the Sun” about Kurdish women fighting against DAESH, directed by French director Eva Husson. The film portrays the struggle and resistance of the Kurdish women.
The competition also includes films by Asghar Fahrad, Jafar Panahi, Jean-Luc Godard, Spike Lee and Korea-Eda Hirokazu.
After DAESH attacks on Rojava and Shengal, the resistance and struggle of Kurdish women fighters continues to make an impact in the international arena.
“Girls of the Sun” tells about the struggle of Kurdish women and was filmed in the spring of 2017. The film tells of DAESH invasion of Kurdistan's Gordyen and the resistance of a group of female fighters against it.
Freedom, resistance and heroism come to the forefront in a film about the struggle of a group of female fighters, led by a female commander named Bahar, who was captured in the occupation and then rescued.
The film is told by a French woman journalist who witnessed three days of attempt of saving the occupied city. The film is interpreted by actors like Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot and Zübeyde Bulut. The languages are French, Kurdish, Arabic and English.