Girl of Lukas Dhont and Etangs Noirs Timeau De Keyser and Pieter Dumoulin has been selected for the prestigious London Film Festival (10-21 October). That made the organizer, the British Film Institute (BFI), just known. Also, the experimental documentary Segunda Vez of Dora García, a Flemish co-production, London.
Girl at the London Film Festival the chance to win in the First Features competition, Etangs Noirs in world premiere in the Journey section (out of competition) and Segunda Vez is screened in the Experimenta programme (out of competition).
Girl, the feature film debut of Lukas Dhont, let us a glimpse into the life of the 15-year-old Lara, who wants to make it as a ballerina. Together with her father defies the world, but especially her body that tegenstribbelt, because Lara is born as a boy. Girl was written by Lukas Dhont and Angelo Tijssens. Frank van den Eeden stood behind the camera and Alain Dessauvage did the editing. The original muziekscore of Valentin Hadjadj. The film was produced by Dirk Impens for Menuet, in co-production with the Belgian Frakas Productions and the Dutch Topkapi Films. After the world premiere in Cannes and numerous awards and selections, was last week announced that the Girl chosen as the official Belgian submission for the Oscars.