Film Picks: Girlhood, Vivarium, Humba Dreams

Girlhood is French writer-director Celine Sciamma's third feature and the last of a trilogy of coming-of-age films. PHOTO: THE PROJECTOR
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French writer-director Celine Sciamma is today celebrated for the Golden Globe-nominated period drama Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (2019), but Girlhood (2014) is arguably more ambitious: It is a portrait of an African-French girl on the cusp of womanhood, living on the margins of Parisian society and dealing with violence and crime.

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