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Sundance 2015: ‘Girlhood’ rivals Linklater’s opus

When Boyhood broke at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, almost everyone agreed that Richard Linklater had created a powerful statement about the nature of growing up. Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood probably won’t generate that type of hype, but it’s no less powerful and probably more accomplished on a dramatic level. Unlike Boyhood, there are no security blankets in this world; some of the girls will make it and others will not. The only thing you can do is know yourself and fight like hell to protect that vision. Girlhood resonates with a quiet power and wisdom that demands to be heard.

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