Girls of the Sun

Girls of the Sun (French: Les filles du soleil) is a 2018 French drama film directed by Eva Husson. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.[3][1]

Girls of the Sun
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Film poster
Directed byEva Husson
Written byEva Husson
StarringGolshifteh Farahani
Release date
  • 12 May 2018 (2018-05-12) (Cannes)
  • Kurdish
  • French
  • Arabic
  • English[1]
Box office$19,712[2]



The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.[3][1] On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 46%, based on 50 reviews, and an average rating of 5.8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Girls of the Sun has the best of intentions, but this worthy - and thoroughly timely - story is fatally undermined by its clumsily overbearing execution."[5] Agnès Poirier noted that the film initially received "high praise at Cannes" but later "an overwhelming majority of we critics found the film appalling: dreadfully written, poorly directed, verging on obscenity for treating tragedy with Valkyrie-like music and aestheticised images".[6]


  1. ^ a b c Debruge, Peter; Keslassy, Elsa (12 April 2018). "Cannes Lineup Includes New Films From Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Girls of the Sun (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "The 2018 Official Selection". Cannes Film Festival. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Le Monde - Les Filles du Soleil". Le 13 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Girls of the Sun (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  6. ^ Agnès Poirier (14 May 2018). "#MeToo activists should stop trying to be film critics – they undermine feminism". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

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