GIRL | Lukas Dhont

GIRL is Lukas Dhont’s acclaimed debut film about the life of the 15 year–old Lara, who dreams of becoming a professional ballerina. Iron discipline is needed in order to make this dream come true, but the challenge is even greater because Lara was born with the body of a boy. GIRL is a tender film about the dreams and longings of an adolescent girl trapped in the body of a boy.

The Belgian/Dutch co–production the big discovery at the Cannes film festival. It won the Caméra d’Or (the prize for the best debut film) and the leading actor Victor Polster, himself an aspiring dancer, won an acting prize.

Direction: Lukas Dhont
With: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter , Katelijne Damen & Valentijn Dhaenens

The film program of What You Festival was brought about in collaboration with film theatre ’t Hoogt and the Roze Filmdagen.

Een plié uit respect: Girl van Lukas Dhont is een pracht van een debuut.


Sa 24 Nov

145 minutes

Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt

Language: NL/FR/EN, Dutch subtitles

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