GIRL (15) – 2018 Belgium/Netherlands 109 mins – Flemish and French with subtitles

Director: Lukas Dhont
Stars: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Katelijne Damen

Lara is turning 16, with a loving father who has moved job and home to enable her ballet school dream. Fitting in isn’t simple – her pointe work is weak, and her peer relationships charged with curiosity, as Lara was born a boy. Her excitement at starting hormonal treatment curdles to anxiety as these stresses mount, and her desire for privacy becomes more urgent… Polster – a 14-year-old, cisgender boy – gives an astonishing, heartrending performance in this Cannes Queer Palme winner, whose realism only makes its drama more compelling.

One of the most agonisingly well-observed films about being an adolescent that I’ve ever seen – ★★★★★ Nicholas Barber, BBC Film Review

 

The programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film Something That I Never Thought I’d Do (PG), a music video directed by Richard Russell.


David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 16 April 2019

Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £7.50, £6.00 (concessions), £5.00 aged 25 and under.

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