There is definitely something boyish about ten-year-old Laure. It’s summer and she has recently moved to a new area with her parents and her little sister, Jeanne. Laure allows her new neighbourhood acquaintances to believe that she is a boy. That’s how Laure becomes Michael. Truth or dare?
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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.
Laure/Michael et Jeanne sont remarquables, surtout la mignonne Jeanne qui a volé la vedette et mon cœur, c'est étonnant qu'elle n'ait guère 10 ans, quel talent. J'ai besoin de plus de film comme ça, peu de phrases compliquées donc je pourrais pratiquer ma compréhension orale ;D
The cast of Laure/Mickäel was perfect, so much so that I had to search to be sure that it was really a girl playing the role. "Tomboy" is written, acted and shot in such a lovely and honest way that you can't help but to feel as you're part of this family, and, just like them, you want that little girl to be who she is... but the outside world slowly creeps in, imposing all those oppressing labels and expectations.
One of the best films I saw in 2012. As someone who's restless and easily distracted, it's always a wonderful pleasure when a film comes along that can make me forget everything else. Much of this, I imagine, has to do with the superb acting, which was so on par, it didn't seem like anyone was acting at all (the best kind). Very endearing, natural characters, and absorbing story. 5/5
"naissance des pieuvres" was the last film that I had seen in that year's festival.when the movie ended, i didn't wanna move or walk or talk.and I couldn't for some few minutes. it was such an unique experience. and I will -hopefully- see this one in the festival of october.and I CAN HARDLY WAIT.
Close to a masterpiece and a film that feels fresh and original in a way I haven't felt for ages. But it lacks a true final act, which in the end doesn't reward the investment we've put in the main character. That being said, the film is at times utter genius and a highly emotional ride into unknown territory.
Another lovely insight into the complexities of growing up. The Performances Sciamma elicits are wonderfully natural and the photography compliments them perfectly. My only gripe is with the dialog feeling a little bit too obviously written by an adult. I also watched the superior XXY recently so perhaps that has detracted from the impact this could have had. 3 stars