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GIRL

Lukas Dhont | Belgium, The Netherlands | 2018 | 109 min.
O.V. in French and flamenco subtitled in Spanish

For some, one of the most important films of 2018, a first feature which won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes, the Queer Palm, the Fipresci Award and the Best Actor Award for the incredible performance by Victor Polster, and at San Sebastian it won the Audience Award and the Sebastiane Award. Lara, 15, does everything possible and imaginable to realise her dream: to become a ballerina. But her body doesn’t submit so easily to the discipline this demands, because really when she was born she was a boy.

Direction: Lukas Dhont
Script: Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Cinematography: Frank van den Eeden
Editing: Alain Dessauvage Music: Valentin Hadjadj
Sound: Yanna Soentjens
Cast: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Katelijne Damen y Valentijn Dhaenens
Production: Dirk Impens
Production Company: Menuet, Frakas Productions, Topkapi Films

Lukas Dhont

He was born in Ghent, Belgium, and graduated in Audiovisual Arts at the KASK School of Art in his native city. His short films Corps Perdu and L’Infini won numerous awards, and the latter qualified for the Oscars in 2015. In 2016 he participated in the Cinéfondation de Cannes, where he was resident with the project of his first feature film, Girl, which was later premiered in Un Certain Regard at that festival, winning four awards: the Caméra d’Or, the Fipresci Award, the Best Actor Award and the Queer Palm