Girl

Curzon Film World

Distribution: Selective Scheme

England

2018

Total project grant (euros)

46,300

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

Distribution: Selective Scheme

Call number

12/2017

Call publication date

5 Oct 2017

Application deadline

14 Jun 2018

Result publication date

24 Oct 2018

Girl is the debut film from Belgian director Lukas Dhont. The story follows determined 15-year-old Lara (Victor Polster), who dreams of becoming a professional ballerina. Assigned male at birth, Lara must overcome more than just rigorous training to realise her dreams. 

Girl won the Camera d'Or for Best First Feature and the Queer Palm at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Louisa Dent, Managing Director of Curzon Artificial Eye, said:

"Creative Europe support makes a significant contribution to Curzon's ability to champion European film. It not only helps us take acquisition risks and mount ambitious releases of non-national European films, but also encourages collaboration with European partners such as sales agents and filmmakers."

Curzon has also received funding from Creative Europe to support the release of European films in the UK through the Automatic Distribution scheme.

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