Oscars: Belgium Selects ‘Girl’, Cannes’ Camera D’Or, As Foreign Language Entry

Deadline | 8/27/2018 | Nancy Tartaglione
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Belgium has selected Lukas Dhont’s debut feature, Girl, as its submission for this year’s Foreign Language Oscar race. The drama won the Camera d’Or in Cannes for best first film, and also scored the Best Performance nod in the Un Certain Regard section for lead Victor Polster. Netflix acquired Girl for North and Latin America out of the festival.

Polster plays Lara, a determined 15-year-old committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into the quest. But her adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realizes her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline, because she was born a boy.

Dhont - Cat - Bag - Le - Soir

Dhont let the cat out of the bag to Le Soir that the Flemish title will screen at next weekend’s Telluride Film Festival before heading to Toronto. “In...
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