- Belgium / Netherlands
- 1h 49min
- Directed by: Lukas Dhont
- Cast: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart
Fifteen-year-old Lara (Polster) was born male but identifies as female, and dreams of becoming a ballerina. A thoughtful, compassionate, empathetic drama with a star-making central performance from cis actor Polster, although transgender reviewers have been critical.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Girl11 Mar 2019
Tough, empathetic drama from Lukas Dhont about a young ballerina born into the wrong body
Issues of identity lie at the heart of Girl. Belgian director Lukas Dhont's poised, remarkably assured debut feature focuses on 15-year-old Lara (Victor Polster). Born male, Lara identifies as female and cannot wait to fully transition. As she conceals…
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