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90'

Germany,France, 2018

Production : Films de Force Majeure, Blinker Filmproduktion

Programmed by Jean-Marie Barbe

English

French,English


Silver Screen



Synopsis


Game Girls follows Teri and her girlfriend Tiahna in the chaotic world of Skid Row, a Los Angeles district known for being the “homeless capital of the United States”. A dilemma heightens the tensions between the two women: while Tiahna seems to accept being part of Skid Row’s underground economy, Teri is driven by an intense desire to get out. With some other women from the neighbourhood, they attend a weekly Expressive Arts workshop, a place to reflect, dream and heal. Will their love survive the violence of their past and their current environment?

Tënk's opinion


 “Why do Black people have nightmares? Because the last nigger had a dream, he got shot!” The tone is set… a black humour to keep on going despite everything! Typical of direct cinema, “Game Girls” reels you in very quickly. Right from the start, you’re with Teri and Tiahna all the way, in the heart of poor, Black America drifting off course with its endless hassles but where the unexpected is just around the corner. One of the strengths of this film is that it takes us there without pathos. How do you cobble together a bearable life when everything is against it, starting with the self-destruction of the protagonists themselves? To do this, Alina Skrzeszewska obsessively highlights their lust for life in spite of everything. She films the two women’s desire for love and hopes of freedom, and this is where the movie’s energy becomes universal.

Jean-Marie Barbe
Producer, Co-founder of the États Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas

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