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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Girlfight

Fortnight 2000, Feature film, 1h50

Synopsis

Girlfight tells the story of a hot-headed teenage girl living in a New York project, whose disaffection with the lifestyles and attitudes of her peers drives her to the take up boxing. Now with something to prove to herself, her friends and her family, she embarks on a brutal training regime and becomes the gym’s first female champion. Fuelled by ambition and finally able to channel her frustrations and anger, it is only when she falls in love with a young man whose boxing career is taking off that she realizes what is most important.

Director

Karyn Kusama

She was born in the USA. She graduated at the Tisch School of Arts in New York University. Sleeping Beauties which she directed as a student won a Mobil Award in 1991. Her last work was the writing of a screenplay with Christopher Peroni. Girlfight is her first feature film; it won the Grand Prize at Sundance.

Jaime Tirelli
Michelle Rodriguez
Paul Calderon
Ray Santiago
Santiago Douglas

Screenplay
Karyn Kusama

Image
Patrick Cady

Sound
Mary Ellen Porto

Editing
Plummy Tucker

Music
Theodore Shapiro

Set decoration
Stephen Beatrice

Production :
Green / Renzi Inc.
130 W. 25th street #12A
New York NY 10001, Etats-Unis
tél : (1 212) 366 6800
fax : (1 212) 366 6868 

The Independent Film Channel 

Vente à l’étranger :
United Artists Films
10 Stephen Mews
Londres W1P 1PP, Royaume-Uni
tél : (44 207) 333 8877
fax : (44 207) 333 8878
mhoulihan@mgm.com 

Distribution :
Diaphana Distribution
155 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
75011 Paris, France
tél : 33 (0)1 53 46 66 66
fax : 33 (0)1 53 46 62 29 

Presse française :
Jérôme Jouneaux
6 rue d’Aumale
75009 Paris, France
tél : 33 (0)1 53 20 01 20
fax : 33 (0)1 53 20 09 82

Presse internationale :
Jonathan Rutter
Mc Donald & Rutter
tél : (44 207) 734 90 09
fax : (44 207) 734 11 51
jonathan@mcdonaldrutter.com

Awards

Prix de la jeunesse film étranger