Lukas Dhont

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Lukas Dhont
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Dhont in October 2018
OccupationDirector, screenwriter
Years active2012–present

Lukas Dhont is a Belgian film director and screenwriter. He made his feature-length debut in 2018 with Girl, a drama film inspired by the story of Nora Monsecour which focuses on a trans girl pursuing a career as a ballerina. Girl premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Caméra d'Or award, for best first feature film, as well as the Queer Palm.[1] It received the André Cavens Award for Best Film given by the Belgian Film Critics Association (UCC) and was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.[2][3] It received nine nominations at the 9th Magritte Awards and won four, including Best Flemish Film and Best Screenplay for Dhont.[4]


  1. ^ Debruge, Peter (19 May 2018). "Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes". Variety. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  2. ^ "L'UCC décerne le prix Cavens à GIRL de Lukas Dhont et a annoncé les 5 finalistes pour le Grand Prix 2019". Cinopsis (in French). 21 December 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  3. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (27 August 2018). "Oscars: Belgium Selects 'Girl', Cannes' Camera D'Or, As Foreign Language Entry". Deadline. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  4. ^ Richford, Richford (2 February 2019). "Belgium's Magritte Awards: 'Our Struggles' Takes Top Prize". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 February 2019.

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