Girl

Past Event1 Aug - 3 Aug

Girl

No longer available

The Civic

Film

Belgian filmmaker Lukas Dhont won the award for best first feature at Cannes with this empathetic, emotionally rich portrait of a 15-year-old trans girl who aspires to become a ballerina.

This achingly beautiful drama about a teenager who is transitioning gender while training to be a ballerina was one of Cannes 2018’s most talked about films, winning the Camera d’Or for first-time director Lukas Dhont and the Un Certain Regard acting award for its young star.

While Lara already identifies as a girl, her world is undergoing significant and much desired transformation. She has just moved with her father and kid brother to a new city where she has been provisionally accepted into a prestigious dance school and she will soon be old enough to start hormone replacement therapy. Held captive by her body, she tapes her genitals and hides the bloodied feet which have not grown up en pointe like the other girls. While her father offers her nothing but support, she is all teenage uncertainty and impatience and her interior world moves closer to self-destruction even as her outer beauty blooms. 

While the casting of Polster, who identifies cis gender, will be the subject of debate at a time when awareness of transgender actors is improving, there can be no argument that this is a deeply intuitive performance, rendering the truth of Lara's battle with indelible grace. — Clare Stewart

“Girl has the power to not just change lives but reinvigorate your belief in cinema.” — Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

Ticket Pricing

Wed 1 Aug, 6.15pm

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Early Bird Full (purchased before 19 July)
$17.5
Full (purchased from 19 July)
$18.5
Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Nurses*
$15.5
Community Services Card*
$15.5
Students *
$15.5
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

Fri 3 Aug, 1.30pm

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Full
$15
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

Ten-Trip Pass

The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique barcode that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening, subject to seat availability (passes are not tickets and do not guarantee admission), and excluding 3D films, Special Events and Live Cinema performances.  Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or the Aotea or Civic Box Offices.  Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability.

After purchasing your pass online, you will need to download your Print-at-Home ticket and use the unique barcode number to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions.  (The barcode is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via phone).  Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the barcode will expire.

 

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Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.
 

Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2017.