Archive of films Girl / Girl
2018, 105 min
Sixteen-year-old Lara wants to become a ballet dancer. Besides her demanding studies, however, she is also waging a relentless daily battle. Since childhood, she has known she was born into the wrong body… This empathetic picture, about the courage to accept yourself, won the Camera d’Or for best debut at this year’s festival in Cannes.
Sixteen-year-old Laura lives with her father and little brother. She dreams of becoming a top ballet dancer and she’s willing to sacrifice everything to make it happen. In addition to her demanding studies Lara is trying to win another tough battle – since childhood she’s known that she was born into the wrong body. Despite undergoing hormone therapy since early puberty, her body, fully engaged in competitive sports, is not yet ready for sex reassignment surgery. Notwithstanding the support of everyone around her, Lara is confronted day in and day out with herself, with her body, with her fears and hopes. This empathetic picture won the Camera d’Or for best debut at this year’s festival in Cannes.
About the director
Lukas Dhont. Filmography: Headlong (Corps perdu, 2012, short.), Boys on Film (2013), Girl (2018)
About the film
|Screenplay:||Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens|
|Dir. of Photography:||Frank van den Eeden|
|Art Director:||Philippe Bertin|
|Coproduction:||Frakas Productions, Topkapi Films|
|Cast:||Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter|
|Sales:||The Match Factory|