Tomboy: Film Guide
LGBT History Month, 1 Feb - 1 Mar
A film guide that looks at Tomboy (2011), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Thu 14 Feb 2019
10:15 - 12:15
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place,
WHAT: Into Film is proud to present an educational screening of Tomboy as part of our LGBT History Month programme showcasing LGBTQ+ cinema.
WHEN: Thursday 14 February, 10.15am - 12.15pm (the film will start promptly at 10.30am)
WHERE: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
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French filmmaker Celine Sciamma builds on the promise of her acclaimed debut Water Lilies with a beautifully understated, naturalistic drama about childhood gender identity confusion that’s both touching and gently humorous. It centres on 10-year-old Laure, who has moved with her family to a new neighbourhood on the outskirts of Paris during the summer holidays. With her short-haired, boyish looks and tomboy ways, the local kids mistake her for a boy. Instead of correcting them, she introduces herself as Michael and starts living a double-life, with her parents unaware of her secret, and her six-year-old sister persuaded to play along. Her situation becomes more complicated as she grows closer to local girl Lisa, and tension builds around the fact her deception can't last forever.
Contains mild violence and occasional natural nudity.
France / Western Europe - General