DVD/Blu-Ray Of The Week #1: Tomboy

This week’s DVD/Blu-Ray of the week is Tomboy, writer and director Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed Water Lilies.

Unafraid in its depiction of a young child’s sexual confusion, Tomboy is an affecting, well envisioned and delicately captured examination of a 10-year-old girl’s need to disguise herself as a boy in order to make friends in an unfamiliar neighbourhood.

With subtle yet confident direction, a screenplay that has no limits and a truly outstanding lead performance by Zoé Héran as the gender confused child (one minute Laure, the next minute Michaël), Tomboy takes a serious look at a taboo subject not often covered in Hollywood films.

It’s a quiet film, but one with a hefty emotional core that makes it a must-see.

Head over here to read my full review of Tomboy, or here for my interview with Céline Sciamma.

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4 thoughts on “DVD/Blu-Ray Of The Week #1: Tomboy”

  1. It’s still incorrect. The 10-year-old-girl doesn’t disguise “himself”, she disguises “herself”.

    And why have a comments section if you’re going to hide any comments that are in anyway critical? Or do you just use the people who post up your errors as cheap copyeditors?

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  2. Seems that’s the attitude with most blogs. ‘Get it online! Drive traffic! Who cares if it’s well written or factually correct?’ I suppose it’s a good thing that this great, under-seen film is being championed though.

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    1. That’s not the attitude with my site, I’m afraid. I usually spend hours making sure each post has no spelling errors, etc. This was a blip. It is a terrific film, though.

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