GIRL

Feature Film | B, NL 2018 | 105’ | French, Flemish, English with German subs | OPEN AIR KINO ODONIEN


When a young Flemish filmmaker wins four awards in Cannes for his feature debut, then something special has happened. And it’s not even about the superficial story about a 15-year-old transgender girl training to become a ballerina and finally getting rid of the last remains of a male body – as pertinent and important as this may be. No, GIRL’s actual triumph lies in the fact that writer and director Lukas Dhont found a perfect star in the ballet student Victor Polster, together with whom he is able to not only address the outer conflicts in the sparse style of modern social realism, but to also reveal the complex inner life of this fascinating character.

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Director
Lukas Dhont
Screenplay
Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Producers
Dirk Impens
Cinematography
Frank van den Eeden
Editing
Alain Dessauvage
Music
Valentin Hadjadj
Sound
Yanna Soentjens
Cast
Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart, Tijmen Govaerts, Katelijne Damen, Valentijn Dhaenens