Lola (2019 film)

Lola (French: Lola vers la mer, lit. 'Lola towards the sea') is a 2019 Belgian-French drama film written and directed by Laurent Micheli. It stars Mya Bollaers, in her acting debut, as a 18-year-old transgender girl grieving the death of her mother. The film had its world premiere at the 2019 Angoulême Film Festival.[1]

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Film poster
Directed byLaurent Micheli
Produced bySébastien Haguenauer
Benoit Roland
StarringBenoît Magimel
Mya Bollaers
Edited byJulie Naas
Release date
  • 21 September 2019 (2019-09-21) (Angoulême)
  • 11 December 2019 (2019-12-11)
Running time
90 minutes

At the 10th Magritte Awards, Lola received seven nominations, including Best Film and Best Director for Laurent Micheli, winning Most Promising Actress for Mya Bollaers and Best Production Design for Catherine Cosme.[2]


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Angoulême Film Festival[1] Best Film Nominated
César Award[3] Best Foreign Film Nominated
Golden Ibis Award[4] Best Film Nominated
Best Screenplay Laurent Micheli Won
Best Actor Benoît Magimel Won
Best Actress Mya Bollaers Won
Best Original Score Raf Keunen Nominated
Lumières Award[5] Best International Film Nominated
Magritte Award[2] Best Film Nominated
Best Director Laurent Micheli Nominated
Best Screenplay Laurent Micheli Nominated
Most Promising Actress Mya Bollaers Won
Best Production Design Catherine Cosme Won
Best Original Score Raf Keunen Nominated
Best Editing Julie Naas Nominated
Namur Film Festival[6] Cinevox Award Won


  1. ^ a b Odicino, Guillemette (23 August 2019). "Au festival d'Angoulême, "Lola vers la mer", un face-à-face bouleversant sur la transidentité". Télérama (in French). Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b Dricot, Lucy (1 February 2020). "Découvrez le palmarès complet de la 10e cérémonie des Magritte du cinéma" (in French). RTBF. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  3. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (29 January 2020). "Roman Polanski's 'An Officer And A Spy' tops César nominations". Screen Daily. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  4. ^ Ratane, Laetitia (12 November 2019). "Festival du Cinéma et Musique de la Baule : Lola vers la mer et Tu mérites un amour récompensés". AllCiné (in French). Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  5. ^ Lemercier, Fabien (3 December 2019). "Les Misérables domine les nominations pour les Lumières" (in French). Cineuropa. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  6. ^ Engelen, Aurore (7 October 2019). "Oh Mercy! wins the Bayard d'or at the Namur Film Festival". Cineuropa. Retrieved 12 January 2020.

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