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02 January 2013

Foxfire: confessions of a girl gang

  • A film by

    Laurent Cantet


    Raven Adamson, Katie Coseni, Madeleine Bisson, Madeleine Bisson, Rachel Nyhuus, Paige moyles

  • Original title

    Adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’s award-winning bestseller.

    Technical information

    2013 – France/Canada – VOST – 2h23 – Scope – SRD – Visa 130 492

    Awards / Festivals

    Toronto Festival 2012
    Best Actress Award for Katie Coseni at the San Sebastian Festival 2012


Upstate New York, 1953, a working class neighborhood in a small town.

In this violent post-war culture controlled by men, a group of headstrong teenage girls unite into a sisterhood of blood: they form the Foxfire gang, a secret female-only society, recognized by the flame tattooed on the back of its members’ shoulders.  “Foxfire” for pretty foxes, but also “Foxfire” for fire and destruction. Legs, Maddy, Lana, Rita and Goldie cannot accept any longer to be humiliated and discriminated against for being poor, and being girls.

Headed by the feisty Legs, the girls set on a trip for revenge, and try to pursue their impossible dream: living according to their own rules and laws, no matter what. But there’s a prize to pay…

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Technical list

Press agent

André-Paul Ricci, Tony Arnoux, Rachel Bouillon

Video editor

France Télévisions Distribution


Laurent Cantet


Laurent Cantet & Robin Campillo

Based on the novel “Confessions d’un gang de filles” by Joyce Carol Oates


Haut et Court (France) and The Film Farm (Canada)

Haut et Court

Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Barbara Letellier

The Film Farm

Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss


Pierre Milon

Casting directors

Jason Knight C.S.A et John Nuchan C.S.A

Production designer

Franckie Diago

Original scope

Timber Timbre

Movie editors

Robin Campillo, Sophie Reine, Stéphanie Léger, Clémence Samson

Sound engineers

Kelly Wright, Nicolas Cantin


Jean-Pierre Ouellet

Production managers

Daniel Beckerman and Stephen Traynor

postproduction manager

Christina Crassaris


A franco-canadian coproduction

Haut et Court and The Film Farm

In association with

Memento Films International

In coproduction with

France 2 Cinéma and Lorette Distribution

With the participation of

France Télévisions, Canal + and Ciné +, Haut et Court Distribution, Alliance Films, France Télévisions Distribution, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée), Golem Distribution, Artificial Eye, Filmcoopi

and with the participation of

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Telefilm Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation, The Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, The Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit.