Tomboy

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Showing: 16th November 2012

Released: 20th April 2011

 

France                                                                     82 mins Drama

 

 

Director: Céline Sciamma

Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana and Jeanne Disson

 

A charming and keenly observed coming-of-age story, ‘Tomboy’ revolves around ten year old Laure, who would much rather be a boy.  Not for her all the girly accoutrements so beloved of her younger sister, Laure wants nothing more than to be out playing football with the boys.  To this end she decides to reinvent herself as ‘Michaël’ when the family move into a new neighbourhood.  So begins an exciting summer of endless possibilities for ‘Michaël’, but will the beginning of a new school term inevitably see the re-emergence of Laure?

 

FILM FESTIVALS

Berlinale (Panorama): Teddy Jury Prize, Edinburgh (International Features), Melbourne (International Panorama), Helsinki (French Touch), Chicago (World Cinema), Göteborg (HBTQ), BAFICI (Competencia Internacional)