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Tomboy

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French director Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood) has built her career on examining the intricacies of queer life. Her second feature, Tomboy, looks at a childhood exploration of queerness through 10-year-old Laure. Upon arriving in a new neighbourhood, Laure is mistaken for a boy and sees an opportunity to explore her identity. As Laure’s alter ego, Mickäel, begins to bond with a girl next door, an innocent exploration takes a turn for the complicated.

In French with English subtitles.

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“Queer theorists should be proud, or envious.”
Slant
“Brisk, precisely observed, and bracingly non-preachy.”
The Atlantic
“Reveals a side of pre-adolescence rarely (if ever) depicted on the big screen”
Globe and Mail
Directed by: Céline Sciamma
Featuring: Zoé Héran Jeanne Disson Malonn Lévana Sophie Cattani Mathieu Demy
Country: France Year: 2011 Runtime: 82 mins Rating: G