What if French Rock were born with Edith Piaf?
From sweet sixties pop to today's gender-indifferent anthems, from feminist rebels of the seventies to fashion icons of the social media age, from Françoise Hardy to Christine & The Queens, via Vanessa Paradis, Catherine Ringer, Charlotte Gainsbourg and many more, this groundbreaking documentary tells the untold story of French female rock stars.
Narrated by Elisabeth Quin, OH LES FILLES ! combines interviews and iconic footage to radically reverse perspectives and give the patriarchy a kick!
Welcome to France, the land where women rock!
- Françoise Hardy
- Christine and the Queens
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
- Vanessa Paradis
- Camélia Jordana
- Jeanne Added
- Brigitte Fontaine
- Lou Doillon
- Jehnny Beth
- François Armanet
- Nicolas Bordier
- Romain Carcanade
- Guillaume Schiffman
- Fabrice Rouaud
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- INCOGNITA FILMS
The director applies small brushstrokes to paint a rather revealing picture of female artists’ conquest of the French music scene.
Armanet’s is a rich panorama and this is the real strength of this documentary, where everyone chips in as they see fit.
François Armanet, born in 1951 in Fontenay-sous-Bois is a French journalist and director. A contributor to Libération since 1981, and chief editor from 1998-2002, and to Le Nouvel Observateur (1989-1998 and 2002-2019), he is also the author of the first encyclopedia of kung-fu movies (Ciné King Fu (1988) with Max Armanet) and organizer of the first two retrospectives that La Cinémathèque Française devoted to Hong Kong cinema (1990, 1997).
Among other films, he has written and directed LA BANDE DU DRUGSTORE (2002) that screened at Berlin Film Festival. His documentary OH LES FILLES ! (2019) was presented at Cannes Film Festival.