2018 / Cert. 15 / 106 mins / Drama
Director: Lukas Dhont
Cast includes: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart
“One of the most agonisingly well-observed films about being an adolescent that I’ve ever seen” BBC Culture
Determined 15-year-old Lara (Victor Polster) is committed to becoming a professional ballerina after starting at a new school. Though supported by her father, Lara's adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she prepares for gender reassignment surgery.
Having been born a boy, she faces a world that questions her gender and selfhood, while also also taking on the intense physical demands of a dancer's life.
Based on a real-life equivalent, Lukas Dhont's Cannes prize-winning film is a superb debut that puts trans experience centre stage.