Oh Les Filles! Haut Les Filles (12A) – screening & dance
Please note – the film screening will be followed by a 60s dance event in the Library Gallery – tickets available for both and for film only.
The non-fiction feature posits 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 groundbreaking documentary combines interviews and iconic footage to radically reverse perspectives and give patriarchy a kick. Welcome to France, the land where women rock!
Cast Françoise Hardy, Christine and the Queens, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vanessa Paradis, Camélia Jordana, Jeanne Added, Brigitte Fontaine, Lou Doillon, Jehny Beth, Imany
Director François Armanet I 79 mins 2019 I France (English subtitles)
Originally launched under the brand banner of CinéFrance, CinéFile has broadened its scope from a purely French accent to encompass challenging cinema from around the globe. The company, based in Scotland but working around the UK and Ireland , has had the valuable experience of releasing widely different titles ranging from classic thriller, costume drama, youthful escapism, family comedy, to documentary and short films.