Tomboy written and directed by Celine Sciamma is literally one of my favorite movies of the year. I enjoyed every second of it. It tells the story of Laure, a girl who moves to a new town and pretends she is a boy. She has short hair, wears gender neutral summer clothing and is at an age where at first look there is hardly any indication that she is a girl. But she knows that being a boy brings a lot more freedom and much less scrutiny than being a girl so she does not hesitate to declare herself a boy.
Her parents have no idea what is going on. They are a well adjusted, loving normal family. Her little sister finds out and keeps her secret. But keeping this type of secret is not easy. Before she decides to take off her shirt to play soccer she spends time eyeing her breasts in the bathroom mirror to make sure that she has no breasts because once she starts getting breasts, she going to have to make adjustments to keep up the deception.
- By Melissa Silverstein
- November 15, 2011 10:34 AM
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