Queerly Beloved:

Céline Sciamma

Céline Sciamma







82 mins

Queerly Beloved: Tomboy

French director Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on FireGirlhood) 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

Sat Mar 14, 2:00 pm

1006 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Curatorial Partners

Government Funder

Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival and the single largest promoter and distributor of LGBTQ content in Canada, along with the newly restored historic Toronto cinema Paradise Theatre, are proud to announce a partnership on a new film series entitled ‘Queerly Beloved’, ahead of Inside Out’s upcoming 30th anniversary festival taking place May 21-31. The cinema series, running during March 2020, will showcase eighteen (18) independent and influential queer films at Paradise Theatre, all of which have played an important role in shaping the history and narrative of queer cinema, and challenge norms of gender, sexuality, and desire through storytelling.