• 2018
  • Belgium / Netherlands
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • 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.

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11 Mar 20194 stars

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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