I'd say this film is essential to 2012. The direction is completed by the script, and they're both genial; the kids are either brilliant actors from the get-go or are wonderfully directed. It's a kids' world in this film, and it's all the better for it. It made me question my own ideas, preconceptions and prejudice when gender is involved, and is eye-opening, funny and a bit sad. It's life, beautifully presented.
A lovely film exploring adolescent gender, transgender, whatever themes. Where do they find these actors? So good and so young. Fairly mainstream film available on Netflix streaming. Well worth a watch.
Another sweet and beautifully shot film about childhood and growing up by Sciamma. Each of the young performers were incredible. After seeing Tomboy and Water Lilies, I am now certain that Sciamma has become one of those directors whose work I will always make the greatest of efforts to see.
A film not so concerned with making a strategic statement on gender through a little girl fooling her peers into believing she's a boy, but more so with the innocence and fun of doing so. Zoé gives a stunning performance.