Movie: Tomboy

Céline Sciamma's (Water Lilies) second feature, the multiple award-winnerTomboy, is a truly contemporary coming-of-age story. A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure (Zoé Heran) and 6-year-old Jeanne (Malonn Lévana), moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her Jean Seberg haircut and tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and decides to pass herself off as Mikael, a boy like the others but different enough to catch the attention of leader of the pack Lisa (Jeanne Disson), who becomes smitten with him. At home with her parents (Mathieu Demy and Sophie Cattani) and girlie younger sister, she is Laure; while hanging out with her new pals and girlfriend, she is Mikael. 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 Sciamma brings a light and charming touch to this tale of childhood gender confusion, which is also about relationships between children, children and parents, and the even more complicated one between one's heart and body.

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  • Joyce

    The movie was good, but not great. It was good because the subject was treated sensitively and mostly from the child's point of view and that of the other children. The director allowed us time to reflect on the scenes in close collaboration with the photographer who concentrated his lens on the actors as they reacted to events. I thought the story was simple, though not the idea, and the action slow; that said, it contributed to the success of the film.

    December 13, 2011

  • Tiffany

    The film was very sweet and the company was fun! I'm glad I attended and I'm looking forward to future gatherings :-)

    December 12, 2011

  • Joyce

    C'est un très beau film qui fait réfléchir. Les jeunes acteurs ont joué leurs rôles avec subtilité.

    December 12, 2011

  • Jean-Louis

    Un film ravissant qui aborde un sujet épineux avec subtilité et talent. A recommander.

    December 11, 2011

  • Delphine

    Merci Suzanne. Je vis a Philadelphie maintenant, donc je ne suis plus perdue a Lancaster :-)

    December 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Merci, Delphine. J'espere que "la francaise perdue" va bien.

    December 8, 2011

  • Delphine

    un garçon manqué !

    December 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was wondering what the French equivalent of tomboy is? Thanks

    December 8, 2011

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