Girl

Lukas Dhont

Fifteen-year-old Lara dreams of a career as a ballerina, but her body stands in the way of her dreams, since Lara was born as a boy.  Together with her father, she defies the world.

At the Cannes Film Festival, GIRL won a number of different prizes. Debut director Lukas Dhont was awarded the prestigious Camera d’Or award, while young leading actor Victor Polster won the award for Best Performance in Un Certain Regard. The international press awarded GIRL with the Prix FIPRESCI, and the film also won the Queer Palm. At its world premiere during the Cannes Film Festival, the film was celebrated with a standing ovation that lasted minutes.

Credits

Subtitles
NL
Director
Lukas Dhont
Country
Belgium
Type
Fiction
Duration
106 minutes
Themes
arts & literature, children and youth, education & schools, gay & LGBT rights, identity, freedom of expression, women & gender
Year
2017