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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2019 - 19.27 July

GIFFONI50 - 18.29 AUGUST / 26-30 DECEMBER

Archivio Film 2019

GIRL

Category: Edition 2019

Synopsis
Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she attends a new prestigious ballet school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realizes her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was born a boy.

Original Title GIRL
Category Out of competition
Section Parental Experience
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 105'
Production Year 2018
Nationality Belgium, Netherlands
Directed by Lukas Dhont
Screenplay Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Director of photography Frank van den Eeden
Editor Alain Dessauvage
Production Design Philippe Bertin
Costume Design Catherine Van Bree
Sound Yanna Soentjens
Music Valentin Hadjadj
Main cast Victor Polster
Arieh Worthalter
Oliver Bodart
Tijmen Govaerts
Katelijne Damen
Valentijn Dhaenens
Produced by Dirk Impens

 regista Lukas DhontLUKAS DHONT
Lukas Dhont was born in Ghent, Belgium. He graduated with a diploma in audiovisual arts from the KASK School of Arts in Ghent. His short films, "Corps Perdu" and "L'Infini", received numerous prizes. "L'Infini" also qualified for the Oscars in 2015. Throughout his studies, he focused on fiction but also explored the possibilities of documentary. In 2016, Lukas Dhont participated in the Cannes Cinéfondation residency with the script for his first feature film, "Girl". This film combines themes the filmmaker has already explored, like dance, transformation and identity. Lukas Dhont collaborates regularly with choreographer and dancer Jan Martens with whom he co-signed a performance titled "The Common People".

 

production
Menuet Producties
(Belgium)
www.menuet.be

world sales
The Match Factory
(Germany)
www.the-match-factory.com

festival contact
Teodora Film
(Italy)
www.teodorafilm.com