by Lukas Dhont



Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara’s 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.


Lukas Dhont was born in Ghent, Belgium. He graduated with a diploma in audiovisual arts from the KASK School Of Arts in Ghent. His short films, CORPS PERDU and L’INFINI, received numerous prizes. L’INFINI also qualified for the Oscars in 2015. Throughout his studies, he focused on fiction but also explored the possibilities of documentary. In 2016, Lukas Dhont participated in the Cannes Cinéfondation residency with the script for his first feature film, GIRL. This film combines themes the filmmaker has already explored, like dance, transformation and identity. Lukas Dhont collaborates regularly with choreographer and dancer Jan Martens with whom he co-signed a performance titled “The Common People”.

2018 GIRL
2014 L’INFINI (short)
2012 CORPS PERDU (short)
2012 SKIN OF GLASS (short)


Victor Polster
Arieh Worthalter
Oliver Bodart
Tijmen Govaerts
Katelijne Damen
Valentijn Dhaenens
Magali Elali
Alice de Broqueville
Alain Honorez
Chris Thys
Angelo Tijssens
Marie-Louise Wilderijckx
Virginia Hendricksen


Director: Lukas Dhont
Screenwriter: Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Cinematographer: Frank van den Eeden
Editor: Alain Dessauvage
Choreographer: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Art Director: Philippe Bertin
Costume Design: Cathérine Van Bree
Make-up: Michelle Beeckman
Music: Valentin Hadjadj
Sound: Yanna Soentjens
Post-Production: Filmmore & WarnierPosta
Producer: Dirk Impens (Menuet)
Co-production companies: Frakas Productions, Topkapi Films
Co-producers: Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans Van Gestel
Associate producers: Hans Everaert, Alberte Gautot

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 1:1.66 / 5.1
length 105 min.
original languages French, Flemish

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