Tomboy ★★★★

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Growing pains. Struggling with who you are in a world that isn't quite ready to let you. Céline Sciamma's Tomboy is unsurprisingly brilliant and subtle, using environment and silent interaction to tell the story and to evolve characters, while simultaneously exploring and pondering on gender identity, childhood, family, masculinity and femininity. Sciamma just constantly does so much with so little, telling an incredibly dense and emotionally complex story in a mere 82 minutes without skipping a beat, and creating a film that offers something for everyone. It's quiet, vibrant and beautiful, portrays an incredibly sweet sibling relationship, and has a very excellent movie dad. Sciamma is an extremely talented director, I can't wait to watch more.

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