2018 Oscar® Selection, Belgium
Lara (Victor Polster) is a 15-year-old ballet dancer doing her best to fit in while standing out. Among her peers, family and friends, her trans identity is rarely an issue. We follow her internal struggle as she transitions both from her assigned gender and into adulthood. This refreshingly nuanced portrait of adolescence turns an empathetic eye toward growing up trans with a raw naturalism that recalls the Dardenne brothers. This multi-award-winning debut feature is at once warm and real, with standout performances by first-time actor Polster and a wonderful turn from Arieh Worthalter (THE ATTACK) as the loving father. DIR/SCR Lukas Dhont; SCR Angelo Tijssens; PROD Dirk Impens. Belgium/Netherlands, 2018, color, 109 min. In French and Flemish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.