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Girl (2018)

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GIRL tells the story of 15-year-old Lara who wants to become a ballerina, with a classical training for female dancers. Lara is accepted in a ballet school and her dream seems closer than ever. But there is one problem: Lara was born into the body of a boy. A body that she will push to its limits in order for her to succeed.

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Critic Reviews for Girl

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

This isn't just a trans story -- it's also a broader story of becoming, and the bold steps required to get there.

May 16, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Driven by a winning, singular performance by Polster, and one that plays its note with as much keen observation and care as one can hope for.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Narrated with clean efficiency... the film manages to film with respect, with a certain distance, without sensationalism and without melodramatic or discursive concessions... [Full review in Spanish]

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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