Céline Sciamma’s films are stylistically minimalist, while their narratives question binary, static, heteronormative identities. Water Lilies (Naissance des Pieuvres, 2007) is a deconstruction of a feminine girlhood, while Tomboy (2011) is a deconstruction of the binary concept of gender. The two films are a rare example of women and lesbian subjectivities being explored in cinema. An object of some criticism, the third part of the trilogy, Girlhood (Bade de filles, 2014), deals with racial as well as sexual determinism.

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