Queerly Beloved: Tomboy
French director Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood) has built her career on examining the intricacies of queer life. Her second feature, Tomboy, looks at a childhood exploration of queerness through 10-year-old Laure. Upon arriving in a new neighbourhood, Laure is mistaken for a boy and sees an opportunity to explore her identity. As Laure’s alter ego, Mickäel, begins to bond with a girl next door, an innocent exploration takes a turn for the complicated.
Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.
- “Queer theorists should be proud, or envious.” – Slant
- “Brisk, precisely observed, and bracingly non-preachy.” – The Atlantic
- “Reveals a side of pre-adolescence rarely (if ever) depicted on the big screen” – Globe and Mail