“Overwhelming.” That’s how Belgian film director Lukas Dhont describes debuting his first feature film, Girl, at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and walking away with four prizes. Although only 27 years old, Dhont has already established a reputation as a deft teller of interior stories that take root within one person but make emotional sense to all. The film probes the adolescent world of an ambitious transgender ballet dancer, Lara, played by Victor Polster. Dhont brings us achingly close to This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-One Buy Now Related Stories Films Issue 50 Sally Potter The film maestro on her musical debut. Films Issue 49 Ruben Östlund Crude, contrary—and killing it: Meet the auteur of awkwardness. Films Issue 49 Mamoudou Athie The shape-shifting actor is on a roll. Films Issue 49 Fares Fares After almost 25 years, the master actor steps behind the camera. Films Issue 48 Slaying It On the building blocks of horror. Fashion Films Issue 44 Wardrobe Malfunction Why does the fashion in films so often disappoint?