"A ten-year-old child with short hair and shorts strolls shyly through the new neighborhood. A girl of the same age, Lisa, asks her name.
"A ten-year-old child with short hair and shorts strolls shyly through the new neighborhood. A girl of the same age, Lisa, asks her name. The first child hesitates imperceptibly, then answers with tilted head, "Michael." This is the beginning of a wonderful friendship, which is put to a hard test towards the end. For "Michael" carries a secret with him. But first, the seemingly endless French summer vacations begin..."
Gabriele Summen, spiegel.de, 03.05.2012
"In English, a tomboy is a girl who acts like a boy, or even just feels like one, while looking a bit more masculine. So Michael is really Laure, who, upon first meeting the neighborhood kids, quite intuitively seizes the opportunity to change her identity and become the boy she wants to be. (...) To look for one's place in the world and to still be able to playfully deal with one's sexual identity - a very big topic, staged by the director with a light hand. A film that does without music and takes us on a wonderful summer adventure with Michael/Laure."