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Tomboy (U)

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

Details

Laure prefers football to dolls and sweaters to dresses. When her family moves to a new neighbourhood, life remains much the same until local girl Lisa mistakes Laure for a boy. Laure decides not to correct her, rather playing along and choosing to be known as Michael. Centring on an incredible lead performance from 10-year-old Zoé Héran, this is a quietly beautiful film.

Through lovingly observed scenes of children playing outside together, writer/director Céline Sciamma evokes a seemingly endless childhood summer, establishing a carefree tone that contrasts with the high stakes of Laure’s personal struggle to discover her identity. The film could be described as a pre-pubescent cousin of Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides; Sciamma offers a subtle and unique dramatisation of the contradictory experiences of childhood.


  • Director Céline Sciamma
  • Cast Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson
  • Country France
  • Year of Production 2011
  • Run Time 1h22m
  • Certificate U
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