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USA: Dada Films
UK: Peccadillo Pictures
Cast: Zoe Heran, Malonn Levanna, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani, Mathieu Demy, Yohan Vero, Noah Vero, Cheyenne Laine, Rayan Boubekri
Director: Celine Sciamma
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA: 84 mins
UK: 82 mins
UK Certificate: U contains mild violence and occasional natural nudity
USA Release Date: 16 November 2011 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 16 September 2011
A surprise box-office hit in its native France, Celine Sciamma’s TOMBOY centres on ten year-old Laure (Zoe Heran), who isn’t like most girls. She prefers football to dolls and sweaters to dresses. When Laure, her parents and little sister Jeanne move to a new neighbourhood, family life remains much the same. That is, until local girl Lisa mistakes Laure to be a boy.
Indulging in this exciting new identity, Laure becomes Michael, and so begins a summer of long sunny afternoons, playground games and first kisses. Yet with the school term fast approaching, and with suspicions arising amongst friends and family, Laure must face up to an uncertain future.