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Celine Sciamma has made three feature films: Waterlilies/Naissance des pieuvres (2007), Tomboy (2011), Girlhood/Bande de filles (2014) and also a short film about homophobia Pauline (2010). With the wide international attention paid to Girlhood, Sciamma is now seen as one of the most gifted
contemporary female directors. Sciamma's films focus on the lives of girls and young women. This is critical to her politics as she links the importance of girlhood to contemporary feminism. Following queer theory's opening of questions of childhood, she offers a novel imprint of child experience, gained through her collaborative
work with actors. Her focus on the agency of children allows her to confront critical ethical issues.
About the Author
Emma Wilson is Professor of French Literature and the Visual Arts and a fellow of Corpus Christi at the University of Cambridge.