Monday, 18 January 2021

UN in your language

"Girl" by Lukas Dhont

Thursday 18 October, 19:00 (Cinéma Galeries)

Runtime: 109'

The United Nations, the Government of Flanders and Cinema Galeries present: 'Girl

Girl poster

Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into making her dream a reality when she enrolls in a dance school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realises the limitations that being born into a boy's body imposes on her. Along with the physical difficulties Lara faces, she experiences mental anguish as she tries to succeed in a competitive vocation whilst she transitions.

This film was made possible thanks to the Transgender Infopunt and the expertise of the transgender research by the University of Ghent. This scientific research is of great importance for supporting more than 1,400 individuals and civil societal actors each year with all kinds of questions about the transgender theme. More info via

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The screening of 'Girl' will be introduced by Lynn Verrydt, Policy Officer on LGBTI+ and Non-discrimination, Flemish Agency for Local and Provincial Government 

There will be a reception, courtesy of Cinema Galeries, after the screening.



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Due to the large number of no-shows, we kindly ask you to register only if you are able to attend our event.

Registration on the night starts at 18:30 - Doors close at 19:15.

This film is in Dutch and French with English subtitles.

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