January 26, 2013
ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents: Tomboy. A family moves into a new neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris. One of the daughters, 10-year-old Laure, goes to play with the other kids and is immediately mistaken for a boy. Rather than correcting them, she decides to present herself as the male Mikael. With her short hair and plain exterior, the community immediately accepts that Laure is a boy, even prompting one of the young girls to fall in love with “him,” and soon she cannot turn back from the identity she has presented. Director Céline Sciamma, in her second feature film, presents a fascinating look at gender performance in those too young to comprehend it.