GIRL by Lukas Dhont continues to be a big hit! It has already received multiple awards. Not only has Girl been awarded with the prestigieus Camera d’Or at the Cannes film festival, it also won the Queer Palm, got awarded with the Prix FIPRESCI by the international press, won the price for best film and the audience award at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Last week Girl got awarded with the Golden Eye at the Zurich Film Festival for Best International Feature Film and the Knack Focus Jo Röpcke Award during Film Festival Ghent.
Last Tuesday GIRL was the opening film at the Film Festival in Ghent. In the upcoming weeks the film will be screened at multiple locations – tickets are still available:
12 October 20.30 Première GIRL – Bioscoop City Roosendaal, Roosendaal
24 October 21.00 Preview GIRL + Q&A with filmmaker Lukas Dhont – Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
25 October 18.45 Cinetree & FC Hyena present: Preview GIRL – FC Hyena, Amsterdam
25 October 19.15 Preview GIRL + Q & A Lukas Dhont – Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht
26 October 19.00 Preview GIRL + Q&A with Lukas Dhont – LantarenVenster, Rotterdam
26 October 21.00 Preview GIRL + Q&A with Lukas Dhont – Filmtheater Cinecenter, Amsterdam
GIRL will hit the Dutch theatres the 1st of November!
GIRL tells the story of 15-year-old Lara who wants to become a ballerina, with a classical training for female dancers. Lara is accepted in a ballet school and her dream seems closer than ever. But there is one problem: Lara was born into the body of a boy. A body that she will push to its limits in order for her to succeed.
The film is produced by Menuet (BE) in co-production with Topkapi Films (NL) and Frakas Productions (BE). Girl received support from Belgium’s Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and the Netherlands Film Fund.