Boys Don't Cry
BOYS DON'T CRY (15)
D: Kimberly Pierce
20th Century Fox/Killer Films (Jeffrey Sharp, John Hart, Eva Kolodner & Christine Vachon)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
W: Kimberly Pierce & Andy Bienen
DP: Jim Denault
Ed: Lee Percy & Tracy Granger
Mus: Nathan Larson
Hilary Swank (Brandon Teena), Chloe Sevigny (Lana), Peter Sarsgaard (John), Brandon Sexton III (Tom), Alison Folland (Kate), Alicia Goranson (Candace), Matt McGrath (Lonny), Rob Campbell (Brian)
A shocking and compelling drama about gender confusion, Hilary Swank giving a brilliant acting performance as Brandon Teena, a girl from Nebraska in the mid 1990's who dressed and acted like a boy to cope with her sexual identity.
The drama is brought to the screen very delicately, without being overly sentimental or ill-conceived and the performances of the cast, particularly Swank, make it a riveting watch.