4:20pm, Sunday 17 March, Opera House
Running Time: 1 hour 46 mins
Director: Lukas Dhont
Genre: Drama, LGBT
Language: French (English subtitles)
Awards: Camera d’Or for best first feature and Queer Palm at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival
Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. This remarkably moving coming-of-age drama tackles the themes of identity and following the journey to become who you’re meant to be.
Based on powerful real-life accounts, Lukas Dhont’s acclaimed directorial debut won both the Camera d’Or for Best First Feature and Queer Palm at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Girl is a sensitively told story about growing up transgender and facing a world that questions your identity and selfhood.
Girl has not only received awards but also received both strong criticism and praise on how Trans people are represented in the film. As a result of this, we want to explore these views in a post-screening discussion.
This screening will be followed by a discussion session supported by Horizon LGBT