The New Waves Non fiction
2020 Programming
SPANISH PREMIERE

LITTLE GIRL

Sébastien Lifshitz | France, Denmark | 2020 | 90 min.
O.V. in French subtitled in English and Spanish
Little Girl

Sasha is seven years old and has always been known as a girl, even though she was born with a boy's body. What for her is as just a natural as breathing, becomes a messy situation a provincial city environment, despite the unconditional support of her parents (who have also travelled their own path to understanding her). Sébastien Lifshitz follows Sasha's life for a year, through her ballet classes, her therapy, her relationships with others, and the blatant hostility towards her from a society that refuses to accept her for who she is (starting from her school, where she is not allowed to dress "like a girl"), in a moving and inspiring documentary that premiered at the Berlinale

Direction: Sébastien Lifshitz
Cinematography: Paul Guilhaume
Editing: Pauline Gaillard
Sound: Kristian Eidnes Andersen, Yolande Decarsin
Production: Muriel Meynard
Production Company: AGAT Films & Cie

Sébastien Lifshitz   

Born in Paris in 1968, he studied Art History, and worked in the world of contemporary art before devoting himself to film. He obtained his first international success with Primer verano (2000). His first documentary feature, La traversée (2001), was premiered in the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes. Since then he has directed works such as Wild Side (2004), Les Invisibles (2012), Bambi (2013), Les vies de Thérèse (2016) or Adolescents (2019), among many other titles, being awarded in festivals such as the Berlinale, Cannes, IndieLisboa, Gijón and Hot Docs, as well as in the French César Awards. Little Girl, his latest film, was premiered at the Berlinale.

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