Official Selection out of Competition | 112 min | 2019


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About the Film


In a land scorched by war, violence and hatred, this women’s epic follows a young Yazidi woman who was sold as a sex slave. She escapes and decides to join the Kurdish guerrillas in their brigade consisting of international volunteers. During her journey, she not only discovers the strength of comradeship, but also the fear these female warriors trigger in fanatics, who are absolutely terrified by the thought of being killed by a woman. Sisters in Arms is inspired by the real stories of Kurdish fighters and survivors.

Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2019
Length 112 min
Language English, Kurdish, French, Italian, Arabic with subtitles in English
Country France

Film Credits

Director Caroline Fourest
Screenplay Caroline Fourest
Cinematography Stéphane Vallée
Music Mathieu Lamboley
Editing Audrey Simonaud
Producer Jad Ben Ammar, Samuel Hadida, Victor Hadida, Leo Maidenberg
Production Company Metropolitan, Kador, Place du Marché
Sound Design
Sound Miguel Rejas, Jean-Marc Lentretien
Cast Dilan Gwyn, Amira Casar, Camélia Jordana, Esther Garrel, Maya Sansa, Nanna Blondell, Noush Skaugen

Film Contacts

Directed by: Caroline Fourest