Winner · Camera d’Or, Queer Palm, Un Certain Regard Best Actor, FIPRESCI · Cannes Film Festival
Lara has two dreams: to become a professional ballet dancer, and to complete her gender transition. She is close to achieving both goals, with a place at an extremely prestigious ballet academy, and a supportive family and team of doctors preparing her for surgery once she is eighteen. But like many teenagers Lara is fuelled by impatience, and as her frustrations with her dysphoric body clash with her dancing, her inner turmoil threatens to derail her ambitions.
Elegant, down to earth, and resolute in championing the perspective of its soaring heroine, award-magnet Girl is a deeply affecting film, anchored in compassion, nuance and an astonishingly assured debut performance from its star, dancer Victor Polster.
“Girl (an important film and a great one) channels love and compassion and is incomparably more powerful for it.” – The Film Stage
French, Dutch with English subtitles