A big moment for Flemish film yesterday, as the Flemish movie 'Girl', with it's breakout star, Victor Polster and directed by 26-year old first time feature film director Lukas Dhont, was able to win the prestigious Camera D'Or at the festival. The film was already only the second Flemish film ever selected in the Official Competition as part of 'Un Certain Regard'. The film tells the true story of a young transgender girl, born as a boy but who aims to be a ballerina.
The films was also the most awarded at Cannes, winning the certain regard honors for best performance for it's 16-year old star. It also won the Fipresci Award from the international film press and the queer palm.
This was possibly the last film produced by legendary producer Dirk Impens, the producer of all of the top director Felix Van Groeningen's Flemish films.
A big moment for Flemish and Belgian cinema. Big congratz to Lukas, Victor, Dirk, the VAF and the rest of the team. Pretty confident this has a good chance of gaining an oscar nomination as well for best foreign language. So take note members of @theacademy