Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tomboy




2011 French Feature

Cast: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani and Mathieu Demy
Writer/Director: Céline Sciamma

Synopsis:
After 10-year-old Laure moves with her family to a new neighborhood, she dresses as a boy and introduces herself to her new friends as Mickäel.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 97% / Audience: 82%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 74% / Audience: 7.4%
  • OMG rating: 8 /10
  • Movie Dearest rating: A-

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Jury Award.
  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Dorian Award nomination for LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Movie Dearest Awards, Honorable Mention for Movie of the Year.
  • Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Feature.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.
  • Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival for Best Feature Film. 

Notes/Trivia:
  • Writer/director Céline Sciamma said of Tomboy: "The movie is ambiguous about Mickäel's feelings for Lisa. It plays with the confusion. I wanted it to be that way."
  • Film debut of lead actress Zoé Héran, who was found on the first day of casting.
  • The second of Céline Sciamma's "coming of age" trilogy, preceded by Water Lilies and followed by Girlhood.

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