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Directed by Céline Sciamma • 2011 • France
Starring Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson
TOMBOY tells the story of ten-year-old Laure (played by the amazing Zoé Héran) who moves to the suburbs and decides to pass as a boy among the pack of neighborhood kids. As “Mickäel” she catches the attention of leader of the pack, Lisa, who becomes smitten with her. Finding resourceful ways to hide her true self, Laure takes advantage of her new identity, as if the end of the summer would never reveal her unsettling secret. Writer-director Céline Sciamma brings a light and charming touch to this contemporary coming-of-age story, which deftly explores relationships between children and their peers and parents—and the even more complicated relationship between one’s heart and one’s body.