IFFR at open day HipHopHuis

After a successful series of film screenings in the summer of 2017, IFFR and HipHopHuis are teaming up once again. During the open day of HipHopHuis on 2 September 2018, The Jump Off, IFFR will screen Girlhood by Céline Sciamma: a mesmerising film about the strength of a young woman in the Parisian banlieues – featuring a beautiful guest appearance of Rihanna’s hit song Diamonds in a legendary scene.

The Jump Off starts at 15:00 hours with showcases, DJ sets, cyphers and battles. You can also enjoy an art exhibition, musical performances and a vintage market. From 18:30 there is food, drinks and the IFFR film screening. Entrance is free.

Please note: subtitles are in Dutch and the spoken language is French.

About the film

French filmmaker Céline Sciamma's third feature film Girlhood screened at IFFR in 2015 and is an intriguing and moving examination of a young black woman's transition from puberty to adulthood in one of Paris's banlieues. Her chances of escaping this environment are slim. Employment opportunities are few, and she has problems with relationships and pregnancies. In a natural way, Sciamma shows how family and society can – sometimes unintentionally – hold back young women.

With her girlfriends, Marieme – now calling herself Vic – shops, dances and flirts. We are constantly aware of her strength and vigilance. She's not naive, she knows what's what. Set to the music from Rihanna’s Diamonds, in one beautiful, poignant scene Sciamma shows how we all feel when we do not quite yet have to be an adult and everything seems possible. The frustration of the previous generation of young people growing up in the banlieues, so powerfully presented by Mathieu Kassovitz in La haine in 1995, here makes way for the power of the new.

  • IFFR at open day HipHopHuis

    Still: Girlhood

  • IFFR at open day HipHopHuis

    Still: Girlhood

  • IFFR at open day HipHopHuis

    Still: Girlhood

  • IFFR at open day HipHopHuis

    Still: Girlhood