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Showing: 16th November 2012
Released: 20th April 2011
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?
Berlinale (Panorama): Teddy Jury Prize, Edinburgh (International Features), Melbourne (International Panorama), Helsinki (French Touch), Chicago (World Cinema), Göteborg (HBTQ), BAFICI (Competencia Internacional)