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Girl Rated 15


Dir. Lukas Dhont. Belgium/Holland, 2018. 1h 46m. French/Flemish/subs. Starring Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart, Tijmen Govaerts, Katelijne Damen, Valentijn Dhaenens.

The extraordinarily moving coming-of-age tale about a determined 15-year-old committed to becoming a professional ballet dancer while preparing for gender reassignment surgery. Lukas Dhont's acclaimed directorial debut won both the Camera d'Or for the best first feature and Queer Palm at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

‘One of the most agonisingly well-observed films about being an adolescent that I've ever seen.’ ★★★★★ Nicholas Barber, BBC

‘The sheer sustained intensity of the drama and performances carry it through.’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian