Girl

The feature filmmaking debut from writer-director Lukas Dhont, Girl is an extraordinarily moving coming-of-age tale about identity and the journey to becoming who you're meant to be.

Determined fifteen-year-old Lara (an astonishing performance from newcomer Victor Polster) is a young woman who is fiercely committed to becoming a professional ballerina. She throws herself into this quest at a new school, but finds the usual frustrations and challenges of adolescence are heightened as her body does not bend too easily to the strict ballet discipline because she was born a boy. Though supported by her family, Lara's adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she prepares for gender reassignment surgery, pushing her body to its limits.

Based on empowering real-life experiences, the award-winning Girl is a powerful and sensitively told story about the nuances of growing up transgender and the struggle that can motivate or define that process.

RELEASED

15TH MAR 2019

CERTIFICATE

15

RUNTIME

106 Mins

GENRES

drama
DIRECTOR
LUKAS DHONT
CAST
VICTOR POLSTER