I found this movie trailer by accident and was almost instantly intrigued. Because of the title I could kind of guess what the theme would be however, during the trailer, I really couldn’t tell for sure if Mikael was a little boy or a little girl which confused me. I did figure it out soon enough though. I didn’t have a chance to watch this movie yet but it looks fairly interesting. I’m kind of happy that this is a foreign film because with my previous experience with foreign films they seem to go a little deeper into “taboo” instances. I’d like to see where this film goes into the reactions of the children and the effect on the little girl(or boy however you see it). I was really impressed by this trailer and I have high hopes for this film.
Here is a synopsis from IMDB.com
“A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children. It is heavily implied that Mikhael is a closeted transgender boy. This film follows his experiences with his newfound friends, his potential love interest, Lisa, his younger sister and his parents. It focuses in on the significance of gender identity in social interaction from an early age, the difficulties of being transgender and young, and how Mikhael navigates these in the background of childhood play and love. Written by amisophe “