30.09. - 09.10.2021

Tomboy France 2011 | 82 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Céline Sciamma

CÉLINE SCIAMMA (*1980) studied screenplay writing at the Paris film school La fémis and presented her debut Water Lilies in 2007. It was followed by Tomboy (2011) which won several prizes, Girlhood (2014) and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which ran in competition at Cannes and won Best Screenplay. Sciamma has also written many screenplays, including Claude Barras‘ My Life as a Courgette and André Téchiné’s Being 17.

rated for 0 + years
Empathetic, impressive and wonderfully natural, the film portrays the decisive summer for a girl who would like to be different. Laure likes her trousers baggy and her hair short. She doesn‘t look like a girl and if it was up to her she wouldn‘t be one. Laure is a tomboy – she dresses, feels and behaves like a boy. When she and her parents move house, she takes the chance to present herself to her new friends as Michael. Skilfully, she manages to keep her parallel existence secret. For her family she remains Laure, for the other kids she is Michael, who likes horsing around and playing football and who falls in love with pretty Lisa. Laure enjoys her new identity to the full, as if this summer could last forever.

Presented by:
Original title: Tomboy
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma
Screenplay: Céline Sciamma
Cast: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani, Mathieu Demy, Rayan Boubekri
Producer: Bénédicte Couvreur
Director of Photography: Crystel Fournier
Music: Jean-Baptiste de Laubier
Production Design: Thomas Grézaud
Editor: Julien Lacheray
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Alamode Film
World Sales: Film Distribution
Production: Hold Up Films; Arte France Cinéma; Lilies Films
Contact: Alamode Film:


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