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France
2020, 85 min

Section: People Next Door

  134 Friday 20/8 16:00 Congress Hall
  351 Sunday 22/8 9:00 Cinema B
  5H3 Tuesday 24/8 16:30 Husovka Theatre
  633 Wednesday 25/8 13:00 Congress Hall

Ever since she was very little, 7-year-old Sasha has always felt like a girl inside, even though she was born in a boy’s body. She is growing up in a loving family, however, the outside world systematically questions her identity… In his documentary Sébastien Lifshitz submits a compelling commentary on the issue of gender identity while, at the same time, portraying with great tenderness the girl’s vibrant inner world, her family environment and her struggle to gain acceptance and understanding from the people around her.


Synopsis

Ever since she was very little, 7-year-old Sasha has always felt like a girl inside, even though she was born in a boy’s body. She is growing up in an affectionate and caring family, surrounded by unconditional love and accepted by those closest to her. Yet the outside world, her school in particular, systematically questions her identity. The close-knit family thus has no choice but to attempt to defy the system… In his emotionally compelling documentary, French director Sébastien Lifshitz submits a persuasive commentary on the issue of gender identity while, at the same time, portraying with great tenderness the girl’s vibrant inner world, her family environment and her struggle to gain acceptance and understanding from the people around her.

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Sébastien Lifshitz (1968, Paris). Selected filmography: Open Bodies (Les corps ouverts, 1998, medium-length), Come Undone (Presque rien, 2000), Wild Side (2004), Bambi (2013, doc.), The Lives of Thérèse (Les vies de Thérèse, 2016, doc.), Adolescentes (2019, doc.), Little Girl (Petite fille, 2020, doc.).

Contacts

mk2 Films
55, rue Traversière, 75012, Paris
France
Tel: +33 144 673 111
Fax: +33 143 072 963
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.mk2.com

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: People Next Door
   
Director: Sébastien Lifshitz
Screenplay: Sébastien Lifshitz
Dir. of Photography: Paul Guilhaume
Editor: Pauline Gaillard
Producer: Muriel Meynard
Production: AGAT Films
Coproduction: ARTE France, Final Cut For Real
Sales: mk2 Films
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