Oh les filles! | Haut les filles (N/C 12A+) 

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!

Cast Françoise Hardy, Christine and the Queens, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vanessa Paradis, Camélia Jordana, Jeanne Added, Brigitte Fontaine, Lou Doillon, Jehny Beth, Imany

Dir François Armanet | 2019 | France | 79 mins | Int sales Les Films du Losange

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


Edinburgh Summerhall                                  Fri 29 Nov 18:30
(+ Sixties event)  

London Regent Street Cinema                      Sat 7 Dec 16: 00 (+ guest François Armanet)
Director François Armanet will present the film at the London Regent Street Theatre




Below are changes from the printed brochure.
The website details are up to date.

TYNESIDECINEMA: Young Ahmed is now on Mon 2 December and not Mon 9 Dec as adverstised in our brochure.


As a result of the French National Strike from 5 Dec

François Armanet (Oh les Filles!)

and The Primavista Quartet (Nana)

are unable to appear in person for their screenings.
The screenings will still go ahead as billed at the Regent Street Cinema.
Oh les Filles Sat 7 Dec 16:00
Nana Sun 8 Dec 14:00

Glasgow Grosvenor time changes
A Faithful Man Mon 25 Nov 13:05
Just a Breath Away  Tues 26 Nov 11:20
The following do not screen at Heart of Hawick:
Just a Breath Away
To The Four Winds
When Margaux Meets Margaux
I Lost my Body has been withdrawn in Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.
Check out on Timetables for replacements

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