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Year: 2018
Original Title: Girl
Length: 105 minutes
Genre: Drama
Studios:
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over

Release Dates

United Kingdom: March 15 2019

United States: January 18 2019

Ranking

Ranking: 2,715 out of 15,043 movies (up 1108)

7,6

7.5 by 5 users

8.0 by Movie'n'co

7.4 by 4 media

Plot

The film debut of Lukas Dhont with Victor Polster as the protagonist (and winner of the Un Certain Regard for best actor) is called 'Girl' and comes stomping. Adolescence is a hard stage for everyone, but when you belong to an oppressed collective the world becomes an even worse place. Spectators who go to see 'Girl' will find a surprising and sensitive portrait of what it is like to be a trans girl. The struggle for acceptance ends up becoming the day to day of this young woman whose only dream is to become the great dancer she has always dreamed of. The metaphor reads by itself. We hope that in the future trans women films will also have trans women or women as main characters, since not many films manage to talk about this reality without having trans people on the team.

Awards

Premios
Año
Nominaciones
Premios ganados
Golden GlobesGolden Globes
2019
1
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Goya AwardsGoya Awards
2019
1
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Director

Cast Girl

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Trivia Girl

This film marks lead actor Victor Polster's acting debut. This film has been selected to represent Belgium for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 91st Academy Awards. The casting call for the protagonist was genderless, i.e. open for girls, boys, and those who were neither. 500 people between 14 and 17 auditioned but none of them could both dance and act well, so the filmmakers decided to cast the rest of the dancers first, and there they found Victor Polster.

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