Lawyer-turned-freedom fighter Bahar (Golshifteh Farahani) prepares to liberate her Kurdistan village and free her son taken hostage by extremists. French journalist Mathilde (Emmanuelle Bercot), herself traumatised by the recent death of her husband in Libya, arrives to cover the story of Bahar 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. A marked departure from Eva Husson’s debut, Girls of the Sun is an incendiary and unashamedly emotional film that pays respect to largely unacknowledged Kurdish female warriors who have played a monumental role in the fight against Isis.
French, Kurdish, English, Arabic