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Tomboy

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Tomboy

Céline Sciamma, 2011

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, Mar 9, 2012 7 PM
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 7 PM

“Grade: A-. A phenomenally unguarded lead performance…a light, touching portrait of early sexual awakening.” –indieWIRE

A French 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. She 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 kid sister, she is Laure; hanging out with her new pals and girlfriend, she is Mikael. Céline Sciamma, who directed the memorable Water Lilies, brings a light and charming touch to this contemporary coming-of-age story, which is also about complex relationships between children, and between children and parents—and the even more complicated one between one’s heart and body. (82 mins., 35mm)

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