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Review: Tomboy

Céline Sciamma's lovely feature
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 29, 2011
3.5 3.5 Stars

In this lovely feature from the French filmmaker Céline Sciamma, Laure, a 10-year-old tomboy decides after moving into a new neighborhood, to pretend that she's a boy, Mikael, as a way to fit in with the local kids. This plan goes awry after a time, and with devastating results. What's so unusual for a film is that Laure (a gloriously androgynous Zoé Heran) has the kindest, most functional parents, who never question her masculine demeanor. Not one word in the film is said by anyone about Laure's gender, and there's no need: Tomboy was the deserving Jury winner at the Berlin Film Festival of the Teddy Award for the Best Gay or Lesbian film.

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