Lara, aged 15, dreams of becoming a ballerina. With her father’s help, she pushes herself to the limit in the interminable endeavour. But her body doesn’t lend itself easily to the discipline imposed upon it, because in fact she was born a boy.
Lukas Dhont has directed the short films Corps Perdu (2012), and L’Infini (2014), which reaped numerous awards. In 2016 he participated in the Cannes Cinéfondation residency with a screenplay for his first feature, Girl, combining topics he had previously explored, including dance, transformation and identity. At the last Cannes Festival, Girl harvested the FIPRESCI Award, the Caméra d’Or, the Queer Palm and the Un Certain Regard Best Actor Jury Prize for Victor Polster. It is also one of the films nominated for the European Parliament's LUX Film Prize. It is likewise the film pre-selected to represent Belgium at the Oscars.