Run to Nova to see this film before it finishes its inevitably short season! Tomboy is refreshingly sweet and often excruciatingly honest. It’s dialogue feels unscripted and it’s drama unfolds naturally. A film about gender identity in childhood has definite potential to be preachy but this film is anything but. It tenderly explores the way gender is performed. Jeanne dances around the living room in a tutu, Lisa puts her mothers makeup on her new ‘boyfriend’ and, at the stories centre, Lore allows her new neighbours to mistake her as a boy.
Such a beautiful film- be sure not to miss this one.