Magazine article Variety

Farahani Joins Women Soldier Drama 'Sun' from Husson

Magazine article Variety

Farahani Joins Women Soldier Drama 'Sun' from Husson

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GOLSHIFTEH FARAHANI ("Paterson") is set to topline "Girls of the Sun." The drama follows a battalion of female resistance fighters, nicknamed the Girls of the Sun, who were former captives of extremists and have vowed to reconquer their own land.

Farahani will star as Bahar, a lawyer who turns into a fearless soldier and becomes chief of a battalion after being kidnapped while on a trip to her native village in Kurdistan with her husband and child.

Eva Husson's follow-up to her Toronto Festival player "Bang Gang," "Girls of the Sun" is based on thorough research and hours of interviews, according to the producers. The movie reteams Husson with a "Bang Gang" producer Didar Domheri at Paris-based Maneki Films.

Husson said she was inspired to make this film after reading about the Yazidi women who got captured by Isis, but escaped and joined forces as soldiers to resist oppression. …

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