- Director:Lukas Dhont
- Actors:Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Katelijne Damen, Valentijn Dhaenens
Girl is the first feature film by Belgian director Lukas Dhont – an exploration of gender through the character of Lara. Lara is 15 years old young girl who has moved with her father, Mathias and kid brother to a new city, where she can study at one of Belgium's most famous dance academies. All of her life, Lara is dreaming of becoming a star dancer. With the support of the father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new 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. The film won four prizes at this year's Cannes Film Festival (FIPRESCI, Golden Camera, Queer Palm and Un Certain Regard – Best Actor).
About the director
Lukas Dhont is a young aspiring cinematographer who graduated from KASK art academy (Ghent). With his short films ‘Corps Perdu’ and ‘L’infini’, he has won several awards including Ghent Film Festival and Leuven International Short Film Festival, qualifying L’infini for Oscar selection in 2015. In addition to his short films, Lucas has directed several music videos, in which he displays his unique filmic style and his strong interest in visualizing themes related to youth. In 2014, Lucas was nominated for a prestigious MIA for his music video for Oscar and The Wolf’s ‘Strange Entity.
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Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.