In LOLA AND THE SEA, Lola (Mya Bollaers) lives in the city with her best friend Samir (Sami Outalbali, SEX EDUCATION) studying for her diploma as a veterinary assistant. Emboldened by her life changing transition and support of her mother she has the world at her feet with no plans of looking back.

When Lola receives the news that her mother has suddenly passed away, she returns home for the funeral and to face her estranged father, Phillipe (Benoît Magimel, THE PIANO TEACHER). Driven together by the common goal to fulfil her mother’s last wishes, Lola and Phillipe reluctantly embark on a journey to the North Sea.

Starring Magritte Awards (Belgium’s Oscars) Most Promising Actress winner Mya Bollaers in her debut role. This French trans drama is a tender exploration of family relationships and identity, featuring music from Culture Club, Antony and the Johnsons and Four Non Blondes.

Released with the support of the BFI Distribution Fund.
Distributed with the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA

Lola and the Sea DVD Extras:

  • Interview with Director Laurent Micheli
  • UK Theatrical Trailer
Cast: Mya Bollaers, Benoît Magimel, Sami Outalbali
Director: Laurent Micheli
Country: Belgium, France
Language: French, Flemish
Subtitles: English
Cinema Release Date: 17-12-2021
Year: 2021