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2012 Tournées French Film Series: "France in Europe"
Introduced by Prof. Anne-Gaëlle Saliot (Romance Studies)!
Free and open to the public
Film Screening--"Tomboy" (Celine Sciamma, 2011, 82 min, France, in French w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD) -- A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her short haircut and tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Michael. Filmmaker Céline Sciamma brings a light and charming touch to this drama of childhood gender confusion. Zoe Heran as Laure/Michael and Malonn Levanna as Jeanne are nothing less than brilliant. This is a relationship movie: relationships between children, and the even more complicated one between one's heart and body -- Part of the Tournées French Film Series: "France in Europe"