Monday, May 30, 2011

Went to see Tomboy

The Politics of Passing. May 29, 2011. R and I went to see Tomboy (Céline Sciamma, 2011). Totally indispensable for Gender Studies specialists. All my postgrads should go see it. Alas, it is a French movie. So as such it's got an appalling sense of timing. Really bad editing. The scenes that should have been developed are too short, and some scenes are unspeakably long! The actress is unbelievable: it is when her mother makes her wear a dress that she seems to be in drag. Some really excellent elements, like, how do you manage to PASS when wearing a tight-fitting swimming costume (no spoiler here).