Girlhood triumphs at Stockholm

LUX Prize 2014 finalist Girlhood, by Céline Sciamma, has won the Grand Prix – the 7.3 kg Bronze Horse – at the Stockholm International Film Festival, which ended on Sunday 16 November.
 
“It fills a gap in the stories told about Paris,” said the jury, chaired by Swedish director Daniel Espinosa, about the film, which centres on a young girl in a Parisian suburb, Marieme, and her transformation from a sober, annoyed child into a rebellious young woman in control of her life.
 
The film, selected as one of the three finalists for the LUX Prize 2014 alongside Rok Biček’s Class Enemy and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida, has had a great career ever since it was launched as the opening film in the Directors’ Fortnight at the most recent Cannes Film Festival. The film also won most recently the TVE Another Look Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival.