The actions portrayed in this work of fiction are extremely dangerous and should not be attempted. Genital mutilation, hormone overdose, and acting against trans-competent medical advice are life-threatening behaviors likely to make gender-affirming surgeries impossible. Safe options and transgender resources exist if you or a loved one wish to medically transition. If you are considering self-harm or suicide, support is available. You are not alone.
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“My name is Nora Monsecour. The filmGirl is inspired by my journey to become a professional dancer. While we were making this movie, we sought to capture some of my experiences; that said, it is but one portrait of a life in the trans community. I want to remind you that if you are struggling there are people who can help. You are not alone, and you are part of a strong, beautiful, and resilient community.”
With the support of her father, a 15-year-old transgender girl pursues her dream of becoming a professional ballerina. Girl was nominated for Best Foreign Language film at the 76th Golden Globe awards. Girl also won the Camera d'Or for Best First Film at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Actor Prize for Un Certain Regard, the FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Best Film (Un Certain Regard) and the Queer Palm. It is the feature directorial debut of Lukas Dhont, the film was written by Dhont and Angelo Tijssens, and produced by Dirk Impens (Menuet). Girl stars Victor Polster and Arieh Worthalter.