Altitude Film Distribution has secured UK and Ireland rights to Eva Husson’s Cannes competition title Girls Of The Sun from sales agent Elle Driver.

The Kurdistan-set drama stars Golshifteh Farahani as the commander of an all-female battalion who is preparing to liberate her hometown from the hands of extremists. Cannes best actress winner Emmanuelle Bercot co-stars as a French journalist covering the attack.

Girls Of The Sun receives its world premiere at Cannes today (12 May).

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