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Lukas Dhont

Harstad Kino Sal 1

Country: Belgium / Netherlands (2018), Language: French/ Flemish /English, Subtitles: Norwegian

Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams to become a ballerina.

No film won more prizes at the Cannes Film Festival this year than “Girl”. Directed by Belgian newcomer Lukas Dhont, the film wowed three juries, earning the Caméra d’Or for best first feature, the Queer Palm for best LGBT-themed film and a gender-blind prize for best performance in the Un Certain Regard section. 

“Adolescence is inevitably turbulent, and one of its cruelest paradoxes is the way society pushes us to be exceptional (who doesn’t want to feel special?) at the same time that insecure/jealous peers reinforce the idea that it will all pass easier if we just keep our heads down. Add to that the complication of feeling as though you were born with the wrong gender, and those years are sure to be confusing: 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.” - Peter Debruge, Variety.

Director: Lukas Dhont, Writers: Lukas Dhont (screenplay), Angelo Tijssens (screenplay), Stars: Victor Polster. Running time: 1 t. 45 min. Norwegian cinema release 02.11.2018.

Earlier Event: October 19
Later Event: October 20