Girl had its World Premiere at Sundance this year and went on to open the Glasgow Film Festival, and won Best Feature Narrative at BlackStar Film Festival. In Scotland, eleven-year-old Ama and her mother, Grace, take solace in the gentle but isolated world they obsessively create. But Ama’s thirst for life and her need to grow and develop, challenges the rules of their insular world and gradually forces Grace to reckon with a past she struggles to forget. The cast includes César award-winning Déborah Lukumuena (Divines) in her first English language role. Lukumuena is joined by Danny Sapani (Black Panther, Ear for Eye) and newcomers, Leshantey Bonsu and Liana Turner.
Australian Premiere presented by First Films
First Films is a film festival dedicated to introducing Sydney audiences to daring debut works from emerging directors. Celebrating its second edition with four Australian premieres and one Sydney premiere, First Films will take place from 24 – 26 November at Golden Age Cinema and Bar in Surry Hills, Sydney. Programmed by film curator Paul Struthers, First Films aims to challenge, inspire and entertain.
- Year: 2023
- Rating: Unclassified
- Director: Adura Onashile
- Cast: Déborah Lukumuena, Le’Shantey Bonsu, Danny Sapani
- Duration: 87 minutes
- Language: English