Ciné-Club: French Films Series: Tomboy (2011)
Take a short break from the election craziness and join us for Tomboy (2011), by Céline Sciamma.
Tomboy tells the story of 10-year-old Laure (Zoe Heran) who moves to the suburbs and decides to pass as a boy amongst the pack of neighborhood kids. As Mikael she catches the attention of leader of the pack Lisa, who becomes smitten with her. At home with her parents and younger sister Jeanne, 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.
Tomboy premiered at the 61st Berlin International Festival and was awarded the Jury award for the best film with LGBT themes.
The film is 84 minutes long. It won’t be followed by a discussion, so everyone can enjoy their election night.