Writer/ director Adura Onashile
Producers Rosie Crerar & Ciara Barry
Mother and daughter Grace and Ama have established a deep bond that’s protected them from outsiders, but as they try to settle in Glasgow, things begin to change. Ama’s approaching adolescence and growing curiosity set off reminders of a past that Grace has been trying to erase. The comforting fairytale-like story that Grace has been telling Ama for years is shaken by the memories — their sheltered world begins to erode from the inside. To give them both a chance to really start living, Grace has to let Ama grow up.
Click here to find GIRL at a cinema near you! On release in the UK November 2023, via Studio Soho Distribution.
GIRL had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2023, in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. GIRL was developed via iFeatures and BBC Film, and was supported in production by the BFI, BBC Film and Screen Scotland.
The cast includes César award-winning Déborah Lukumuena (DIVINES) in her first English language role. Following ROBUST (MISFITS) alongside Gerard Depardieu and THE BRAVES (ENTRE LES VAGUES). Lukumuena is joined by Danny Sapani (BLACK PANTHER, EAR FOR EYE) and newcomers, Le’Shantey Bonsu and Liana Turner.
GIRL is Glasgow based Screen Star of Tomorrow Adura Onashile’s feature debut, following her BAFTA Scotland nominated short film EXPENSIVE SHIT.
“Girl is an impeccable achievement for everyone, but for audiences, it’s a rewarding study of alienation that refracts the immigrant experience through a refreshingly different lens.” Damian Wise, Deadline
“Luminous visuals buoy a heartsore portrait of immigrant unrest… Adura Onashile makes a promising feature-length debut…” Guy Lodge, Variety
“The small cast delivers powerful performances… A completely immersive experience.” Cassondra Feltus, Black Girl Nerds
“Lukumuena and Bonsu share a winning, intimate chemistry…The film
confidently establishes its own mode of visual poetry…” Jonathan Romney, Screen International