09 20 Oct '24
Aab4f249 9c91 4bb4 8c7a 59c569e7d001

Karyn Kusama

Girlfight (Girlfight)

110' - 2000 - Drama, Sport - Dialogue: Spanish, English
Director: Karyn Kusama Composer: Gene McDaniels, Theodore Shapiro With: Michelle Rodriguez, Douglas Santiago, Jamie Tirelli
Karyn Kusama makes her debut with this sensitive, subtly told coming-of-age story about boxing and love. Diana is a tough though painfully honest girl living in Brooklyn. Surly, frustrated, and directionless, Diana seems to have a ticket on the express train to expulsion; she repeatedly finds herself in detention and schoolyard fights. At home, her weak though abusive single father Sandro clearly favorites her bookish brother Tiny over her. While running an errand for her father, Diana finds herself in one of New York's more renowned boxing gyms, and she instantly connects to the same. Though traditionally a thoroughly male pastime in Latino culture, Diana perseveres and gains self-worth thanks to the help of gruff Panamanian trainer Hector. Soon Hector assumes the role of Diana's father from her deadbeat biological progenitor. As Diana gains physical strength and agility in the ring, she finds herself drawn to the dashing boxer Adrian, who is supposedly involved with someone else... (Jonathan Crow)

Image gallery

Aab4f249 9c91 4bb4 8c7a 59c569e7d001
Da43c59b 69b3 46cb 8e8b 1737754e527c

Credits

Director

Karyn Kusama

Composer

Gene McDaniels, Theodore Shapiro

With

Michelle Rodriguez, Douglas Santiago, Jamie Tirelli

Scenario

Karyn Kusama

Director of Photography

Patrick Cady

Editor

Plummy Tucker

Producer

Sarah Green, Martha Griffin

More information

Dialogue

Spanish, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

2000

Stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter

Do you want to stay up to date with festival news, our year-round activities, the films and the filmmakers?