A promising teenage dancer enrolls at a prestigious ballet school while grappling with her gender dysphoria.

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    • Victor PolsterLara
    • Arieh WorthalterFather
    • Oliver BodartMilo
    • Tijmen GovaertsLewis
    • Chris ThysHannah
    • Nele HardimanBallet Pianist
    • Katelijne DamenDr. Naert
    • Valentijn DhaenensDr. Pascal
    • Magali ElaliChristine
    • Alice de BroquevilleLois


    • 100


      Girl is an extraordinarily moving film.
    • 91

      The Film Stage

      This effort to show Lara’s struggle like a coming-of-age story is what sets Girl apart. Dhont fleshes out his story with little growing-up moments everyone can relate to.
    • 91

      The Playlist

      With enlivening performances and thoughtful filmmaking, Girl has the power to not just change lives but reinvigorate your belief in cinema.
    • 83


      Few narrative dramas (if any) have more sensitively explored the nuances of growing up transgender, the bravery required to transition, and the struggle for self-acceptance that can motivate or define that process. Likewise, few narrative dramas (if any) have more palpably distilled the pain of being deadnamed, the humiliation of being reduced to your body, and the cruelty of being misrepresented as something that you’re not.
    • 80

      Screen Daily

      What’s crucial to the film’s success, however is the fact that, despite its candour about Lara’s pain, the film refuses to relinquish a note of hope.
    • 80


      For Lara, dancing matters more than dating, more than anything, and as such, Dhont’s relatively modest film manages to encompass the themes of both “Billy Elliot” and “Tomboy,” and deserves the recognition of both.
    • 80


      It is a quiet movie until it isn’t, a gentle character study that goes into extreme territory, a wrenching drama that you think is about finding acceptance until it threatens to become about the impossibility of that very thing.
    • 70

      The Hollywood Reporter

      This intriguing debut feature from Flemish director Lukas Dhont, in a completely natural mix of Dutch and French, looks terrific, is not afraid to tackle a number of difficult subjects and features a star-making performance from acting and dancing talent Victor Polster.

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