THE HILL WHERE THE LIONESSES ROAR (TIFF2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

The hill of the film’s title is a literal one, a location from where its three central characters survey the beautiful rural landscape that surrounds them. But where we see beauty, these three young women see the stillness and tranquillity as standing in direct opposition to their thirst not just for excitement and adventure, but for anything at all interesting to happen. Their roars too are literal, a playful primal scream that belies a true, deep frustration whose evolution the film will track as they decide to form a girl gang and embark upon a stream of robberies.

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