Girl

Girl

Fifteen-year-old Lara is determined to become a professional ballerina and tries by any means necessary to overcome different obstacles: the harsh, antagonistic world of classic dance, the insecurity of adolescence, and –most of all– the fact that she was born a boy. Having the unconditional support of her father and defying the derogatory gaze of the crowd, she walks dancing towards the impossible. In this free adaptation of the real story of a transgender who demolished all stereotypes around sex and gender, ballet’s discipline becomes a metaphor for the specific weight of all bodies that matter.

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Direction: Lukas Dhont
Script: Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Cinematography: Frank van den Eeden
Editing: Alain Dessauvage
Sound: Yanna Soentjens
Music: Valentin Hadjadj
Actors: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Katelijne Damen, Valentijn Dhaenens
Production: Menuet Producties, Frakas Productions, Topkapi Films
Producer/Producers: Dirk Impens
Co-producer/Co-producers: Arnold Heslenfeld, Jean-Yves Roubin, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel, Cassandre Warnauts
Art Direction: Philippe Bertin
Costumes: Catherine Van Bree
Camera: Bart Bleuze, Iris Vrints
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Belgium, The Netherlands
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 105΄
Distribution in Greece: Seven
World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH, info@matchfactory.de
Awards/Distinctions: FIPRESCI Prize “Un Certain Regard,” Best Actor, Golden Camera, Queer Palm – Cannes Film Festival 2018 Golden Duke for Best Acting – Odessa IFF 2018 Golden Tower for Best Film – Palic FF 2018

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