Queer Film: Tomboy

Settling into a new neighbourhood with her family on the outskirts of Paris, ten-year-old tomboy Laure begins to toy with her gender identity. Posing as a boy, she remakes herself as Mikäel and introduces herself to the other kids on the block.

With a wonderful central performance from Zoe Heren as Laure/Mikäel, it’s unsurprising that Tomboy proved to be a critical hit on release in 2011, picking up a number of awards at festivals international, including the Teddy Award Jury Prize in Berlin.

Also suitable for younger audiences.

Women in Film
In the centenary year of the 1918 suffrage act, celebrating women’s voices has never been more important. With this in mind, we present a season dedicated entirely to women in film. All the films in this season are directed or co-directed by women, and most are female-focused in their narrative.

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