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Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s production Girls Will Be Girls to release in France and UK

Directed by Shuchi Talati, the film received the Audience Award in the World Cinema Dramatic category and the Special Jury Award for Acting for lead actor Preeti Panigrahi at Sundance Film Festival 2024

PTI Mumbai Published 18.06.24, 03:31 PM
(L-R) A still from Girls Will Be Girls, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal.

(L-R) A still from Girls Will Be Girls, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal. X, Instagram

"Girls Will Be Girls", produced by Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal, is set to release in France and the UK.

The film, which was screened at Sundance Film Festival 2024, where it earned Audience Award in the World Cinema Dramatic category and the Special Jury Award for Acting for lead actor Preeti Panigrahi, is directed by Shuchi Talati. It will be out in France and UK by the end of this month.

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Termed as "coming-of-age drama", the film follows a story of "16-year-old Mira (Panigrahi) and her tense relationship with her mother in the hormonal throes of nascent adulthood." Set against the backdrop of a strict boarding school in the Himalayas, the film explores Mira's journey of teenage love through the lens of societal judgement of female desire. Themes of mother-daughter affection and rivalry, bodily autonomy, and generational female awakening are explored in the film.

Chadha, 37, who recently starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Heeramandi: The Diamiond Bazaar", said it is a "moment of immense pride" for her that the film is releasing on an international level.

"It is a moment of immense pride for us to see 'Girls Will Be Girls' receive such a warm reception on the global stage. The film's themes are universal, and we are thrilled that audiences in France and the UK will be among the first to experience it. I can't wait for people in India to watch it as well," she said.

"Girls Will Be Girls" is an Indo-French co-production between India's Pushing Buttons Studios owned by Chadha and Fazal, France's Dolce Vita Films and Blink Digital.

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