"From its very first moments, the beautifully controlled and artful 'Girl' - the feature debut of Lukas Dhont - grips and takes hold. This deeply emphatic portrayal of a trans teen has an expressive camera that observes and listens, rather than forces you to succumb to emotions. The trajectory of the story's protagonist, Lara, who is determined to become a ballet dancer despite feeling trapped in a body she doesn't recognize, sounds a little exploitative on paper, but the end result is quite the opposite. Sensitively rendered cinema with a capital C, 'Girl' features a lovely naturalism and an attention to detail so delicately constructed characters feel like full flesh and blood." (The Playlist)
Creditsdirector: Lukas Dhont
composer: Valentin Hadjadj
producer: Dirk Impens
screenplay: Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Editor: Alain Dessauvage
Cinematography: Frank van den Eeden
production company: Menuet BVBA
More infodialogue: Dutch, French
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: Belgium - Netherlands
LUKAS DHONT: Corps perdu (2012, short), Huid van Glas (2012, short), L'infini (2014, short), Girl (2018).
Technical Specssound: Dolby Digital SRD