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3.9
2,131 Ratings

Tomboy

Directed by Céline Sciamma
France, 2011
Drama, LGBT+

Synopsis

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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Tomboy Directed by Céline Sciamma

Critics reviews

Perhaps most poignant is the oppressive aura of psychological violence when Laure’s mother asserts her sense of what’s right, or practical: Laure must return to dresses, she must be Laure, if she is to start school, keep the family in place and social ties in order, no matter what’s at stake. There’s real heartache in this decision.
August 01, 2018
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