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Oh Les Filles! (12A)

French Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A with director François Armanet


The premise is that rock-and-roll history did not start with Elvis Presley in the early 1950s but with Edith Piaf’s heart-rending Hymne à l’Amour in late 1949. From sweet sixties pop to today’s gender-indifferent anthems, from feminist rebels of the seventies to fashion icons of the social media age, from Françoise Hardy to Christine & The Queens, via Vanessa Paradis, Catherine Ringer, Charlotte Gainsbourg and many more, Oh Les Filles! tells the untold story of French female rock stars.


Narrated by Elisabeth Quin, this ground-breaking documentary combines interviews and iconic footage to radically reverse perspectives and give patriarchy a kick. Welcome to France, the land where women rock!


“Interviews feel very raw and at times even soul-baring ... an important document in French rock history.” – Hollywood Reporter

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Saturday 7 Dec 201916:00