Lukas Dhont’s multi-award-winning ‘Girl’ explores the conflict facing a teenager when their ambitions and gender identity collide.
Winner of the Camera d’Or for Best First Feature and Queer Palm at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the London Film Festival’s First Feature Award, Girl stars Victor Polster as 15-year-old Lara. She’s committed to becoming a professional ballerina but is faced with the challenges presented by her rapidly developing body. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realises her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline due to being born a boy.