Girl (2018)

Girl (2018)

Girl (2018)

A 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, dreams to become a ballerina and will push her body to its limits in order for her dream to succeed. This is Lukas Dhont's feature debut and was nominated for the Queen Palm at Cannes.

Caméra d’Or, Cannes 2018
2018Rating: M, Mature themes, nudity and a sex scene105 minsBelgiumDutch and French with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
70%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

How to stand out and blend in at the same time? Few films convey that tension better than "Girl," a deeply humane first feature from Belgian director Lukas Dhont about a boy who wants to be a ballerina.

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The Times

The Times

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Having seen the film, this cis critic certainly wouldn't claim to understand the reality of life as a trans person. It makes me want to, though.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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An immersive, empathetic film that speaks the language of tolerance without getting preachy.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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The sheer sustained intensity of the drama and performances carry it through.

4.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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An assured and empathetic feature debut, Lukas Dhont's Girl uses the discipline and rigour of ballet training to explore the journey of a transgender teenager and her relationship with her body.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Girl may not be to everyone's liking, but I found it an uplifting triumph and an astonishing statement on the human spirit.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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It feels exploitative, rather than empathetic. But it's the irresponsible handling of the film's final, shocking scenes that is the most problematic.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Looks terrific, is not afraid to tackle a number of difficult subjects and features a star-making performance from acting and dancing talent Victor Polster.

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Variety

Variety

press

How to stand out and blend in at the same time? Few films convey that tension better than "Girl," a deeply humane first feature from Belgian director Lukas Dhont about a boy who wants to be a ballerina.

0
The Times

The Times

press

Having seen the film, this cis critic certainly wouldn't claim to understand the reality of life as a trans person. It makes me want to, though.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An immersive, empathetic film that speaks the language of tolerance without getting preachy.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The sheer sustained intensity of the drama and performances carry it through.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

An assured and empathetic feature debut, Lukas Dhont's Girl uses the discipline and rigour of ballet training to explore the journey of a transgender teenager and her relationship with her body.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Girl may not be to everyone's liking, but I found it an uplifting triumph and an astonishing statement on the human spirit.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It feels exploitative, rather than empathetic. But it's the irresponsible handling of the film's final, shocking scenes that is the most problematic.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Looks terrific, is not afraid to tackle a number of difficult subjects and features a star-making performance from acting and dancing talent Victor Polster.

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