Girls of the Sun - Releasing in New Zealand Cinemas this September

Posted on 8/22/2019 by Laura Collada

On September 12th, the incredibly powerful Girls of the Sun will be releasing across New Zealand cinemas.

On September 12th, the incredibly powerful Girls of the Sun will be releasing across New Zealand cinemas after appearing in the French Film Festival which took place earlier in the year. Selected for the 2018 Cannes and Toronto film festivals and based on true events surrounding the Yazidi women soldiers, Girls of the Sun is an inspirational war story like no other.


Lawyer-turned-freedom fighter Bahar (Golshifteh Farahani) prepares to liberate her Kurdistan village and free her son taken hostage by extremists. French journalist Mathilde (Emmanuelle Bercot), herself traumatised by the recent death of her husband in Libya, arrives to cover the story of Bahar and her Kurdish army known as ‘Girls of the Sun’. During her time spent embedded within the ranks of this all-female unit of former ISIS captives, Mathilde faces her own inner demons and finds strength through adversity. A marked departure from Eva Husson’s debut, Girls of the Sun is an incendiary and unashamedly emotional film that pays respect to largely unacknowledged Kurdish female warriors who have played a monumental role in the fight against ISIS.

"It's a remarkable film, very powerful, a wonderful screenplay"

- Cate Blanchett, President of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival Jury


Girls of the Sun will be showing in the below cinemas:

Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket, Auckland

Academy Cinemas, Auckland

The Vic Cinema, Devonport, Auckland

ANZAC Theatre, Dargaville - From October 10

Basement Cinema, Rotorua

Tivoli Cinema, Cambridge - From September 19

Starlight Cinema, Taupo

Dome Cinema, Gisborne

Shoreline Cinema, Waikanae - From September 26

Wanganui Embassy, Wanganui

Focal Point Cinema, Feilding

Gecko Theatre, Motueka 

The Laboratory, Christchurch - From September 26

Lumiere Cinemas, Christchurch - From October 3

Rialto Cinemas, Dunedin

Dorothy Browns Cinema, Arrowtown - From September 26