“Tom Boy” in German Cinemas now (Trailer)

“Tom Boy” by French director Céline Sciamma premiered at the Berlinale last year and won the film festivals queer Teddy award. The film shows the summer of Mikhael, who has just moved to the suburbs of Paris with his family, and dresses and acts like a boy, while is born a girl. Sciamma follows Mikhael’s experiences with his family (his mother refuses to accept his boy identity), his new friends and his awakening of love for a girl named Lisa. She depicts the adolescence of the child and its sometimes complicated relationships in a very precise, gentle way without an overdramatizing perspective, which makes it really worth watching. Especially since the kid played by actress Zoé Héran is adorable. The only disappointing part of “Tom Boy” is its end, which weakens the rest of the movie in a rather awkward way, but I don’t want to give too much of the story away. The movie is in German movies from today, here’s the (unfortunately rather tacky) trailer:

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