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Archived: Girl (2018)

director: Lukas Dhont

composer: Valentin Hadjadj
With: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Katelijne Damen, a.o.

duration: 105 minutes
Drama, LGBTQ

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"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) 


director: 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 info

dialogue: Dutch, French
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: Belgium - Netherlands
year: 2018


LUKAS DHONT: Corps perdu (2012, short), Huid van Glas (2012, short), L'infini (2014, short), Girl (2018).

Technical Specs

sound: Dolby Digital SRD
format: DCP

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