17 Girls

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Niekas nesustabdys svajojančios mergaitės.

17 teenage girls take together an unexpected decision that will change their peaceful little lives and leave them misunderstood by the boys and adults around them: they decide to get pregnant all at the same time. This is based on a true story that occurred in 2008.
“We wanted to tell this story of friendship and femininity in a tone that was both serious (for the way we look at these girls and their dreams, which are greater than they are, remains melancholy) and funny, because the adolescent years are also like that: going from desperation to bursting out in laughter in just a few seconds, as long as one of your friends is by your side,” say director sisters Delphine and Muriel Coulin.


Cannes Film Festival – selected for the Critics Week Programme.

Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin

Muriel and Delphine Coulin grew up in Lorient in France. After graduating from Louis Lumière school Muriel began cinema as assistant cameraman. She worked in Kieślowski's The Double Life of Véronique, Three Colours and Louis Malle's May Fools. She directs documentaries. After graduating from political sciences Delphine worked in La Sept Arte. She also writes novels. Sisters have directed five short films, including Souffle which was selected for Cannes Critic's Week and won Critics' prize. 17 Girls is their debut feature film.