One of those amazingly compelling movies that leaves the audience in awe! Nominated for Golden Globes Award 2019. Winner at Cannes Film Festival, European Film Awards, Goya Awards 2018 and many more!
“If the audience erupting into applause and cheers at the end of the premiere earlier today is any indication of the success and impact of this film, one can only say that Girl swept us away.”
– Zoe Tamara, The Upcoming.
“This story of a trans teen who dreams of being a ballerina marks a stunning debut for both director Lukas Dhont and star Victor Polster.” – Peter Debruge, Variety.
Determined 15 year old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara´s adolescent frustrations and impatiance are heightened as she realizes her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was born a boy.
Awards and Festivals
Golden Globes 2019. Nominated. Best motion picture – foreign language
Cannes 2018. Winner of five awards, including best director and best actor.
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019. Nominated. Best foreign language film.
European Film Awards 2018. Winner.
Goya Awards 2019. Nominated. Best European Film.