Cannes’s Best Debut at Filmekimi!Share
Girl premiered within the A Certain Look section of Cannes Film Festival, where it was selected best debut film, won the Queer Palm, and later became Belgium’s Oscar nominee. The film tells the story of 15-year-old trans person Lara, who is struggling to become a ballerina. Dhont was inspired by a 2009 news article he had read in Belgium, and asserting “such a story of courage must be my first film’s subject,” he decided to make it into a film. Dhont is also known for the video he made for Oscar and the Wolf’s song “Entity”.