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

The film is directed by Shuchi Talati and stars Preeti Panigrahi and Kani Kusruti
Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s Girls Will Be Girls set to release in France and the UK

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s debut production Girls Will Be Girls is set to release in France and the United Kingdom at the end of June, the makers announced on Tuesday. Directed by Shuchi Talati, the film had its premiere earlier at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, where it garnered the Audience Award in the World Cinema Dramatic category and the Special Jury Award for Acting for lead actor Preeti Panigrahi. It also stars Kani Kusruti in a pivotal role.

Expressing excitement about the film's international release, Richa Chadha said in a statement, "We are incredibly proud to see Girls Will Be Girls getting embraced warmly on a global platform. The film's themes resonate universally, and we are excited for audiences in France and the UK to be among the first to experience it.”

She added, “We have been extremely elated with all the global recognition the film has been receiving including the wins at Sundance. The film also recently screened at the UK chapter of Sundance. Now we are eagerly anticipating the moment when viewers in India can watch it too towards the end of this year”.

Girls Will Be Girls is a coming-of-age drama that delves into the life of 16-year-old Mira, portrayed by Preeti 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.

It is produced by Richa and Ali's production house, Pushing Buttons Studios along with Blink Digital, Crawling Angel Films and Dolce Vita Films.

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