• Girl

    Directed by Lukas Dhont
    Belgium | 109 minutes | FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

  • Girl

    Directed by Lukas Dhont
    Belgium | 109 minutes | FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

  • Girl

    Directed by Lukas Dhont
    Belgium | 109 minutes | FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

Fifteen-year-old Lara has a lot on her plate. Not only is she starting a new school in a new city and training to become a professional ballerina, she’s realizing she was born a boy.

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January 7, 2019 1:30 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 8, 2019 8:30 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 13, 2019 10:00 AM Palm Springs High School Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Brave, determined, 15-year-old Lara has a lot on her plate. Not only is she starting a new school in a new city and training to become a professional ballerina, she’s realizing she was born a boy. Lara seems mature and reasonable, but like all teenagers, she’s impatient. She wants her body to be like that of the other aspiring ballerinas in her prestigious dance academy, but she still must take hormones and has not yet had gender reassignment surgery. Despite the support of her single father, younger brother, and doctor, she puts too much stress on her still-growing and developing body. Her penis is a particular problem that she first tries to solve with tape and later with a more extreme method. With transgender issues front-and-center in contemporary politics, the naturalistically filmed Girl is a sensitive reminder that not all people identify with the body they’re born in.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Award.

film details

Country: Belgium
Year: 2018
Running Time: 109 minutes
Language: in French, Flemish and English with English subtitles
Director: Lukas Dhont
Producers: Dirk Impens
Principal Cast: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter
Cinematographers: Frank Van Den Eeden
Editor: Alain Dessauvage
Music: Valentin Hadjadj
Screenwriter: Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Primary Company: Netflix

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