Victor Polster

Victor Polster

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Cannes

CANNES 2018: GIRL BY LUKAS DHONT

By Mónica Delgado

The greatest achievement in Lukas Dhont’ Girl is the gaze he chooses for the portrayal of a Trans adolescent who is dissatisfied with her body in a time of corporeal and hormonal changes. The urgency of a 16-years old Lara (an impeccable Victor Polster), giving it all for ballet and making her body adapt to the elasticity and demand of the work routines, are shot by the filmmaker from the dance lessons, her visits to a doctor and the conversations with and exemplary single father. The description of the environment which brings the perfect conditions for identity affirmation and sexuality in a first world country give Girl the opportunity to be a portrayal free of sensationalism and prejudices.

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