'Girl': Astounding cinema

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Lara has everything she needs to make it as a ballerina, except that she’s trapped in a boy’s body. This is not an insurmountable obstacle, but Lara – who is a typical adolescent – wants everything to change immediately.

Girl won two awards in Cannes, and deservedly, because the debut by the young Lukas Dhont is astounding. The performance by Bruxellois actor Victor Polster takes your breath away, but so does the command with which Dhont tells a nuanced and yet resolute story and elevates it to great cinema

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