2018 CANNES Caméra d'or, Un Certain Regard-Best Actor (V. Polster), FIPRESCI Prize, Queer Palm
2018 ZURICH Best Film
Girl premiered within the A Certain Look section of Cannes Film Festival, where it was selected best debut film, 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. Lara tries to deal with the hardship brought on by adolescence, all the while trying to overcome the challenges of ballet training. 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".
Certain scenes in this film might not be suitable for younger audiences.