Laurent Cantet, the Palme d’Or-winning director of The Class and The Workshop crosses the Atlantic for his account of a girl gang in 1950s America.
Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates and re-appropriating a traditionally male genre, the film’s female perspective highlights the inequality between the sexes during the period, whilst also showing the girls to be worthy adversaries to their male counterparts.
With its lush recreation of the era, Cantet’s film continues in the vein of such films as ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and The Outsiders.
★★★★ “A frequently thrilling evocation of teen lives” - Angie Errigo, Empire
★★★★ “Cantet extracts faultless performances from his cast” - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
Runtime 143 Minutes
Release date 2012