1999 Certificate: 18

Synopsis

In Kimberly Peirce's superbly handled telling of a true story, Hilary Swank bagged an Oscar for her tender/tough performance as Brandon Teena, the Midwestern teenage girl who passed herself off as a boy - with tragic consequences. Chloë Sevigny deserves equal credit as Teena's lover Lana, since it's the chemistry between them that makes their doomed affair so compelling. Drama of the highest class.

Director

  • Kimberly Peirce

Cast

  • Hilary Swank

  • Peter Sarsgaard

  • Chloe Sevigny

  • Brendan Sexton III