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Monday, June 11, 2012

Tomboy DVD Review

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Tomboy DVD Review

Synopsis: In Tomboy, filmmaker Céline Sciamma s (Water Lilies ) second feature, a family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new suburban neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her Jean Seberg haircut and tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids, and decides to pass herself off as Mikael, a boy different enough to catch the attention of leader of the pack Lisa, who becomes smitten. At home with her parents and girlie younger sister, she is Laure: hanging out with her new pals and girlfriend, she is Mikael. Finding resourceful ways to hide her true self, Laure takes advantage of her new identity, as if the end of the summer would never reveal her unsettling secret.

Review: We love indie film here at the Legion.  Tomboy is a great tale of a girl that passes herself off as a boy over a summer.  This, of course, cannot last forever and this life that she has made for herself is bound to explode in her face, right?  She even has a girlfriend that she has made!  This film is a great exploration of the harsh realities of being a transgendered person and how deeply emotional that commitment can go.  We cannot recommend this one enough, its a fantastic film.

Interest Range: Drama