This week’s Out on Screen feature is Celine Sciamma’s Tomboy, a charming tale about the sometimes complicated relationship between one’s heart and one’s body. When the kids in her new neighborhood mistake 10-year-old Laure for a boy, she decides to spend her summer as Mikael. What will happen when summer ends and the neighborhood kids discover Laure/Mikael’s secret?
“Tomboy,” from filmmaker Céline Sciamma, is a story that reveals unexpected truths about relationships between children, parents, friends, and siblings, and how the most compelling and challenging discoveries about one’s self can be at once totally surprising and blatantly obvious.
Tomboy, Sciamma’s second feature-length film, underscores once again the director’s acumen in depicting the lives of diverse young people on screen: “Sciamma’s first film, ‘Water Lilies,’ was a sensitive and nuanced exploration of three adolescent girls discovering their sexual identity, and was nominated for three César awards. With ‘Tomboy,’ Sciamma’s heroine is even younger, and, as the new kid on the block, has an even more compelling and universal desire to be accepted on her own terms” (Rocket Releasing).
Want to know more about what folks are saying in the U.S. and abroad about Tomboy?
“Sydney Film Festival: Tomboy” (FILMink)