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American Honey On release from 14th October Filmmakers have always been obsessed with young women. It’s rare, though, for a film to show not so much the spectacle of the female (filtered through commercial cinema’s male gaze) as what it actually feels like to be a young woman.

Two directors are currently pre-eminent in this field: France’s Céline Sciamma and Britain’s Andrea Arnold. In American Honey, her first feature in…

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