“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 Arts & Culture Issue 15 A Creative Escape Leaving your usual environment and venturing out into nature can often lead to bright ideas and a refreshed imagination. Arts & Culture Issue 22 Theresa Traore Dahlberg When Theresa Traore Dahlberg realized that she couldn’t relate to narratives about women in West African films, she decided to make her own. Arts & Culture A New Wave: Films for a New Year We select five films to begin a sublime new year. Arts & Culture Breaking From Convention: Fernand Léger A significant piece of experimental filmmaking, Ballet Mécanique takes the viewer into a realm that transcends the rigid pattern of rational thought. Arts & Culture Issue 23 Elisa Humble, hard-working and taking on Hollywood: Rising actor Elisa Lasowski talks to Pip Usher. Arts & Culture 2017 Berlinale: Five Films The 67th Berlinale is slated to serve up a host of noteworthy premieres. Jack Howard of Berlin Film Society selects his favorites.