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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 (the amazing Zoé Héran), who moves to the suburbs and decides to pass as a boy named Mikael among the pack of neighborhood kids. Mikael catches the attention of leader of the pack Lisa, who becomes smitten. Laure/Mikael code-switches between being at home with their family and hanging out with their neighborhood pals and new girlfriend — all the while finding resourceful ways to navigate the summer. This second feature from Céline Sciamma (PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE) is an astute and moving exploration of childhood gender nonconformity.