Tomboy (2011)
Tomboy (2011)
Tomboy (2011) Céline Sciamma

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Céline Sciamma | France | 2011 | G

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Sciamma’s sophomore feature demonstrates the writer-director’s adeptness at exploring the intricacies of youth. Zoé Héran gives a wonderfully naturalistic performance as Laure, a young girl eschewing and exploring gender identities through presenting as a boy. The warm tones of a Parisian summer are tenderly captured by cinematographer Crystel Fournier in this “intricately scaled film” (Manohla Dargis) that balances the pleasures of individualism with the struggles of breaking taboos. With Sophie Cattani and Mathieu Demy.

Format: DCP
Language: French with English Subtitles
Source: Rialto
Duration: 82 mins


82 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Also screening on Wed 14 September

About the program

Oscillating Wildly: Céline Sciamma's Inclusive Cinema

Although many only discovered the cinema of Céline Sciamma (1978–) with the international release of the extraordinary ‘two-hander’ Portrait of a Lady on Fire, she had already forged a remarkably productive career as a filmmaker, screenwriter and activist (she was a founder of Le Collectif 50/50, for example). Completing a Masters in French literature and attending France’s most prestigious film school, Le Fémis, Sciamma helmed her first feature, Water Lilies, in 2007.

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