Belgian director Lukas Dhont’s debut feature film has won the main award at the 14th Zurich Film Festival. The moving story of a young trans woman who dreams of becoming a ballerina has been awarded “Best International Feature Film”, one of the most competitive categories of the festival.
This is now the ninth award for GIRL, whose accolades include the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival and which is the official Belgian candidate for the Oscars. First-time actor Victor Polster has also already received widespread praise for his sensitive portrayal of the 15 year-old preparing to undergo a sex change.
GIRL is in German and Swiss cinemas from 18. October
In Germany DCM takes over the Booking & Billings for Universum Films.