February 8

When a family moves to a new neighbourhood during summer break, the 10-year-old, named Laure, presents as a boy named Mikhael to the local children.

Screened in partnership with the South London youth charity Free2B. With an introduction by the Mayor of Merton.

“Brisk, precisely observed, and bracingly non-preachy in its examination of a very tricky subject.” John Frosch, The Atlantic

Winner: Berlin Jury Award; San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award

Starring Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani


Preceded by Short film Beautiful, inspired by Pauli Murray and directed by Emma Frayne-Ford

Film Information

Title Tomboy
Directed by Céline Sciamma
Language French
Country France
Genre drama
Classification U
Running Time 82 mins
Release Year 2011
Subtitles Yes
Colour Yes
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