Cannes Film Festival

Victor Polster – Girl #Cannes2018

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From ballet dancing to being the protagonist of an intense coming of age.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Victor Polster, actor of the film Girl.

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Victor Polster is a professional ballet dancer and with Girl he signs his debut on the big screen. Girl is Lukas Dhont’s first feature film and it’s screening at the 71st edition of Festival de Cannes. Victor plays Lara, a teenage girl born in a boy’s body who’s not only struggling to prepare for the operation that will finally turn her into a “girl” but she’s also working hard to become a prima ballerina at a prestigious ballet school. Polster reveals that he auditioned for a supporting role and ended up becoming the protagonist.

Girl: Determined 15 year old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realizes her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was born a boy.

For the page of the film on the Festival website, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Victor Polster
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
  • Festival section
    Un Certain Regard
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