Girls Lost
aka Pojkarna
First screened in September 2015
Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining. Cast: Tuva Jagell, Louise Nyvall, Mandus Berg, Wilma Holmén, Emrik Öhlander, Alexander Gustavsson, Vilgot Ostwald Vesterlund, Lars Väringer, Adam Dahlgren, Olle Wirenhed, Anette Nääs, Filip Vester, Malin Eriksson. Screenplay: Alexandra-Therese Keining (based on the novel by Jessica Schiefauer).

Twitter Capsule: A century after Florida Enchantment, we're still using magic-beans device for transgender tale. Shaky on its own themes.

VOR:   A welcome, teen-appropriate tale of girls' adolescence and of a trans kid's bumpy coming of age. Bravo. Still, especially on the second score, it resorts to a lot of old tropes.

Photo © 2015

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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