The Squad (2020) (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 28m

The Irish Film Institute is delighted to welcome WAVE and Verizon staff to a special screening of The Squad. At the Irish Film Institute, we celebrate women’s achievements on and off screen, championing diverse stories and storytellers. We’re delighted to partner with WAVE and Verizon Media to illuminate these important voices.

On May 11th, join WAVE for a live conversation with Stéphanie Gillard, Director of The Squad, exclusively for Verizon staff. Further details on how to join the event will be shared by WAVE representatives. We hope you enjoy the screening and look forward to welcoming you to IFI@Home again soon.

Olympique Lyonnaise is one of the best soccer teams in the world, having since 2011 won a collective 26 national and European titles. And yet, they are less recognisable than contemporary clubs such as Real Madrid or Chelsea, most likely on account of their being a women’s soccer team. Stéphanie Gillard’s illuminating behind-the-scenes feature documentary presents a welcome corrective to this male-centric view of the sport. With intimate access to her engaging subjects, we get to know these exceptional players both on and off the pitch, from training sessions to competitive matches, from failures to victories.


Stéphanie Gillard







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