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Film Fest Gent - Petite fille
Archived: Petite fille - Little Girl (2020)

director: Sébastien Lifshitz

With: Sasha

duration: 85 minutes
Youth / Coming-Of-Age, Documentary

Official Selection - In Competition

"French documentary maestro Sébastien Lifshitz's latest looks at a young child who has to fight hard to be accepted as a girl. 'When I grow up, I'll be a girl', Sasha started telling her working-class parents when she was barely three years old. When she turned four, her mother Karine told her that that dream wasn't within the realm of possibilities and Saha's ideas about her future were utterly destroyed. (...) Sasha is now seven, and her mother and father show an open-mindedness to a very complex situation that's exemplary and inspiring. Dad simply says: 'It's not a question of tolerating, it's Sasha and that's it.' (...) Little girl, big documentary." - The Hollywood Reporter


director: Sébastien Lifshitz
producer: Muriel Meynard
screenplay: Sébastien Lifshitz
Editor: Pauline Gaillard
Cinematography: Paul Guilhaume

production company: Agat Films & Cie

More info

dialogue: French
subtitles: Dutch subt.
Country: France
year: 2020


SÉBASTIEN LIFSHITZ: Il faut que je l'aime (1996, short), Open Bodies (1998), Come Undone (2000), The Crossing (2001), Wild Side (2004), Going South (2009), Les Invisibles (2012), Bambi (2013), The Lives of Thérèse (2016), Adolescents (2020), Little Girl (2020)

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35


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