A little girl's innocent deception quickly snowballs into something that gradually becomes a crucial component of her identity in director Céline Sciamma's tender childhood drama. Ten-year-old Laure and her family have just moved into a new neighborhood. Although the little girl longs to make friends her age, she isn't quite certain how to go about it. Then, one day, Laure meets Lisa, and the two girls seem to hit it off. When Lisa makes the assumption that her new friend is a boy, however, Laure assumes the identity of Mikael, and quietly plays along. Before long, Mikael has made friends with the other children in the neighborhood as well. Meanwhile, the closer Lisa and Mikael become, the more delicate Laure's deception grows.
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