Thursday, April 14, 2022

Tomboy (France: Céline Sciamma, 2011)

 Tomboy (France: Céline Sciamma, 2011: 84 mins)

"A sensitive, heartrending portrait of what it feels like to grow up different, Sciamma’s beautifully observed coming-of-age tale aches tenderly with the tangled confusion of childhood. When 10-year-old Laure’s family moves to a new neighborhood during the summer, the gender-nonconforming preteen (played by the impressively naturalistic Zoé Héran) takes the opportunity to present as Mickäel to the neighborhood kids—testing the waters of a new identity that neither friends nor family quite understand. Sciamma’s warmly empathetic tone is perfectly complemented by the soft-lit impressionism of Fournier’s glowing cinematography." - "The Female Gaze" (2018)

Batuman, Elif. "Céline Sciamma's Quest for a New, Feminist Grammar of Cinema." The New Yorker (January 31, 2022)

Chang, Chris. "Short Takes: Tomboy." Film Comment (November-December 2011)

Ebert, Roger. "This may form her adulthood, or just be forgotten." Chicago Sun-Times (January 25, 2012)

Holt, Julian. "Transmasculine Identities And The Paradox Of Language: Tomboy, A Reflection." Radical Art Review (July 18, 2021)

Klinghoffer, Ariel. "The radical queer politics and bittersweet legacy of Tomboy." Little White Lies (April 18, 2021)

Salmon, Caspar. "The Action Cinema of Céline Sciamma." The Notebook (February 18, 2022)

Temple, Melissa Bow. "It's Okay to Be Neither." Together for Jackson County Kids (December 16, 2011)

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