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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Girl

DIRECTOR : Lukas Dhont
COUNTRY : Belgium | Netherlands
TIME : 105 min
YEAR : 2018

Nu Metro 4, 19 Oct @ 2pm | SK Nouveau 5, 11 Oct @ 8.15pm 

SYNOPSIS

Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realises her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was assigned male at birth.

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Lukas Dhont was born in Ghent, Belgium. He graduated with a diploma in audio-visual arts from the KASK School Of Arts in Ghent. His short films, CORPS PERDU and L’INFINI, received numerous prizes. L’INFINI also qualified for the Oscars in 2015. Throughout his studies, he focused on fiction but also explored the possibilities of documentary. In 2016 Lukas Dhont participated in the Cannes Cinéfondation residency with the script for his first feature film, GIRL. This film combines themes the filmmaker has already explored, including: dance, transformation and identity. Lukas Dhont collaborates regularly with choreographer and dancer Jan Martens with whom he co-signed a performance titled “The Common People”.