Trailer For Cannes Hit ’17 Girls’
Hollywood has never had a problem taking European true life stories and moving them stateside for the inevitable film version, so it's pretty amusing to see the reverse happen. '17 Girls' is a French film based on a strange (and still publicly unresolved) case that took place in Massachusetts in 2008, where a group of teenage girls all become pregnant at the same time, presumably because of a pact they made amongst themselves. Now, the French adaptation of this bizarre event has a trailer.
Directed by sisters Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin, '17 Girls' played at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and has finally found a distributor, which means that this one is probably bound for your local art house theater sometime in the near future. The trailer is a quick affair that doesn't go into too many details, but in terms of sheer filmmaking craft it looks like a hundred steps above the made-for-Lifetime version that is undoubtedly being cooked up over here.
What do you think? Will you see this movie?