Tomboy

Tomboy
  • 2011
  • France
  • U
  • Directed by: Céline Sciamma
  • Written by: Céline Sciamma
  • Cast: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani, Mathieu Demy
  • Language: French

Something like a pre-pubescent cousin of The Virgin Suicides, this quietly beautiful film centres on a little girl who introduces herself to the children of her new neighbourhood as a boy. Powered by an incredibly convincing performance by 10-year-old Héran, it sets a carefree tone that contrasts with the high stakes of emerging identity.

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Performance times

Deptford Cinema, London SE8 (0.0 miles)

39 Deptford Broadway, London, SE8 4PQ
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Tue 27 Jun

£3.50–£15

Genesis, London E1 (0.0 miles)

93–95 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 4UJ
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Thu 29 Jun

  • 21:00

Reviews & features

Tomboy

19 Aug 20114 stars

Childhood gender identity struggle handled subtly and beautifully

(U) 82min As the title suggests, this quietly beautiful film is about a little girl who wants to look and act like a boy. But given that indicator, audiences may still be surprised when writer/director Celine Sciamma reveals that the character…

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