FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
"... Tomboy stands out as an especially affecting delicacy about the thrills and pitfalls of exploring who one is." - Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times "... Ms. Sciamma edges around her characters attractively, catching their glances, gestures, light and heavy words as if on the fly and then gently harnessing them to her low-key realism." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times "Brisk, precisely observed, and bracingly non-preachy in its examination of a very tricky subject." - Jon Frosch, The Atlantic
There's a New Kid in Town
Internationally-Acclaimed French Film by Celine Sciamma
Debuts on DVD June 5th
Get it Early on Digital April 27th
Bonus Features Include a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
SAN JOSE, CALIF. (April 2, 2012) - Acclaimed writer/director Celine Sciamma (Water Lilies) brings a light and charming touch to the contemporary coming-of-age story Tomboy, debuting on DVD June 5th and digital April 27th from Wolfe Video. Relationships between children, children and parents, and the most complicated one between one's heart and body are explored in this story of a young girl who pretends to be a boy when she moves to a new town. The cast includes dazzling newcomer Zoe Heran, Malonn Levana (Fly Me to the Moon), Sophie Cattani (Polisse, Blame it on Mum) and Mathieu Demy (Americano). Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with the director and cast.
Since its prestigious debut as the opening night film of the Berlin Film Festival's Panorama section (where it went on to win the juried Teddy Award), Tomboy has won numerous awards including "Best Feature Film" at the 2011 Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the "Audience Award" for Best Feature at the 2011 San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and the "Jury Prize" for Best Feature at the 2011 Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. In addition, the film is nominated for "Outstanding Film - Limited Release" at the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards.
Tomboy's hugely successful US theatrical release has earned the film rave reviews and fans across the country.
Tomboy tells the story of 10-year-old Laure (played by the amazing Zoe Heran) who moves to the suburbs and decides to pass as a boy amongst the pack of neighborhood kids. As "Mikael" she catches the attention of leader of the pack Lisa, who becomes smitten with her. Finding resourceful ways to hide her true self, Laure takes advantage of her new identity, as if the end of the summer would never reveal her unsettling secret.
Tomboy is in French (with English subtitles) and has a running time of 84 minutes. The film is not rated. The DVD will feature a 20 minute behind the scenes featurettte with Director Celine Sciamma offering fascinating insights into working with young actors on an indie film.
Consumers can purchase from retailers nationwide or order DVDs by calling 1-800-GET-WOLFE or visiting www.WolfeVideo.com. Consumers looking to rent or download Tomboy will find it available on multiple Internet, VOD and broadcast platforms.
DVD Catalog #: 4983D
DVD UPC Code: 754703763778
DVD Order Date: 4/17/2012
DVD SLP: $24.95
Serving audiences since 1985, Wolfe is the largest exclusive distributor of gay and lesbian films. Current major Wolfe releases include the acclaimed gay drama, Undertow (Peru's submission for the 2010 Academy Awards) and the hard-hitting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" drama, A Marine Story. Wolfe is also well known for releasing classics such as Desert Hearts, Big Eden and Were The World Mine. Find more info online at http://www.wolfevideo.com.
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News Editor April 12, 2012, 7:49 am