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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.


Critic Reviews for Girl

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Dhost's nonjudgmental film doesn't traverse new territory for a trans film, and it features too much dancing, but it benefits from its authenticity.

September 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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…

Girl is a feat of sensitivity and a warm empathy lesson with an impressive pas de bourré. [Full Review in Spanish]

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Belgian dancer Victor Polster delivers a breathtaking, star-making performance that dominates the screen. Dhont's sensitive, empathetic direction keeps us riveted.

September 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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