Tomboy | Chicago Reader

Tomboy

Modestly conceived and executed, this intimate French drama centers on a ten-year-old girl (Zoe Heran) who moves to a new town over the summer and passes herself off as a boy with the neighborhood kids. The deception seems harmless at first, but trouble brews as another girl in the little clique (Jeanne Disson) develops a crush on the new guy. Writer-director Celine Sciamma breaks little ground here, but her story is nicely scaled to the gender-rigid world of childhood, where boys playing soccer together take as much pride in their spitting skills as any scored goal. In French with subtitles.

Credits

Director:

  • Céline Sciamma

Cast:

  • Zoé Héran
  • Malonn Lévana
  • Sophie Cattani
  • Mathieu Demy
  • Jeanne Disson
  • Yohan Vero
  • Noah Vero
  • Cheyenne Lainé
  • Rayan Boubekri
  • Christel Baras
  • Valérie Roucher

Producer:

  • Bénédicte Couvreur

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