"Zetterling's militantly sardonic humor [...] provides an awareness of the film's frequent ludicrousness that both lightens and sharpens her critique." - Fernando Croce, Slant Magazine
Three actresses prepare to go on the road in a theater production of "Lysistrata," Aristophanes’ classic comic play about women and war. As they re-assess and deal with the problems in their respective private lives, they recognize the parallels with the play and begin to realize that it is serious (even tragic) after all. THE GIRLS is actress Mai Zetterling’s fourth feature film as director and is a key work in feminist cinema, presenting the eccentric, often funny and very positive way the three women’s minds work.