Tomboy tackles gender exploration that centers on a 10 year old girl’s feelings of uncertainties and sexual vagueness, in French manner.
One thing that really stood out to me in this movie is the apparent grapple of Laure to hide her fake identity, which is very touching, and as the story progresses it became suspenseful.
Laure provides a magnificent and convincing natural-like character. She’s able to project emotions quite remarkably through her face and body movements. I can feel her inhibited emotions such that it’s almost impossible not to feel sorry for her.
The more poignant scenes feel so authentic even in the absence of a score. Laure’s friends talk with awkwardness, and the dialogues are full of uneasy silences. ‘Tomboy” truly has that naturalistic mood to it. It is a moving coming-of-age movie that projects internal identity struggles.