Rent Girl (2018)

3.7 of 5 from 49 ratings
1h 42min
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Synopsis:
Determined 15-year-old Lara (an astonishing performance from newcomer Victor Polster) is a young woman who is fiercely committed to becoming a professional ballerina. She throws herself into this quest at a new school, but finds the usual frustrations and challenges of adolescence are heightened as her body does not bend to easily to the strict ballet discipline because she was born a boy. Though supported by her family, Lara's adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she prepares for gender reassignment surgery, pushing her body to its limits.
Based on empowering real-life experiences, the award-winning 'Girl' is a powerful and sensitively told story about the nuances of growing up transgender and the struggle that can motivate or define that process.
Actors:
Victor Polster, , Oliver Bodart, , , , Magali Elali, Alice de Broqueville, Alain Honorez, , Angelo Tijssens, Marie-Louise Wilderijckx, Virginia Hendricksen, , , , , , , Anthime Breyne
Directors:
Producers:
Dirk Impens
Writers:
Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Others:
Lukas Dhont
Aka:
Under My Skin
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Belgium, Drama
Awards:

2018 Cannes Camera d'Or

2018 Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury Best Performance

BBFC:
Release Date:
06/05/2019
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Flemish, French, French Audio Description
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (1) of Girl

sensitive - Girl review by jM

Spoiler Alert
14/11/2019

Beautifully and sensitively portrayal of a teenaged boy, aspiring to be a ballet dancer, who underwent a sex-change. While there would be a temptation to push things to extremes, the wonderfully underplayed role on the young actor left you in no doubt at any moment how he was feeling without his expressing his emotions verbally.

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