15-year-old Lara is a girl born in the body of a boy. She’s just moved to a new city with her supportive father and little brother. At the same time as she’s impatient to initiate a process of a sex change she works hard to fulfill her dream of becoming a ballerina. The merely 27-year-old director Lukas Dhont has since the film’s premiere in Cannes this spring taken the international critics by storm. Most impressive in the film is the fantastic 16-year old actor Victor Polstner as Lara. A changing body is rarely a walk in the park. With unusual delicacy Girl lets us take part in this from Lara’s perspective. A deeply moving portrait that feels almost physical.
– Daniel Tollefsen Altamirano