France. Dir. Celne Sciamma. 2011, 82 mins. DCP. In French with English subtitles. Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. A Dada Films release. With Zoe Heran, Malonn Levana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani, Mathieu Demy. Winner of numerous festival awards, Tomboy tells a story of finding one’s sexual identity. A ten-year-old girl takes advantage of her family’s move to a new neighborhood to present herself as a boy to her new friends. Her potential love interest, soccer teammates, and finally her parents find out what has been going on, but what ensues is one of the most tenderly resolved situations seen in the coming-of-age and LGBT film genres.
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