Sébastien Lifshitz

  • Sébastien Lifshitz – Casa Susanna (2022)

    2021-2030DocumentaryFranceQueer Cinema(s)Sébastien Lifshitz

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    In the ’50s and ’60s, deep in the American countryside at the foot of the Catskills, a small wooden house with a barn behind it was home to the first clandestine network of cross-dressers.Read More »

  • Sébastien Lifshitz – Petite fille (2020)

    2011-2020DocumentaryFranceSébastien Lifshitz

    The touching portrait of eight-year-old Sasha, who questions her gender and in doing so, evokes the sometimes disturbing reactions of a society that is still invested in a biological boy-girl system of thought.Read More »

  • Sébastien Lifshitz – Les Corps ouverts AKA Open Bodies (1998)

    Sébastien Lifshitz1991-2000DramaFranceQueer Cinema(s)

    Eighteen-year-old Rémi goes to a casting where the director appears to be drawn to his acting as much as his physique. Confused by his first experience, Rémi wanders around Paris in search of himself.

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    Open Bodies is an unusually sensitive portrait of late adolescence with its half-formed desires and the tug of war between sexual curiosity and reticence. – Stephen Holden in The New York Times.Read More »

  • Sébastien Lifshitz – Bambi (2013)

    2011-2020DocumentaryFranceSébastien Lifshitz

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    Bambi is the story of Marie-Pierre Pruvot, born Jean-Pierre in a small village in the former French colony of Algeria. She struggled in her early life as a boy but found a way out of her colonial life when a Parisian cabaret show came to town. Encouraged and enchanted, she moved to Paris, assumed the stage name of ‘Bambi’ and began her life as a female cabaret star.

    GAZE veteran Sébastien Lifshitz lovingly tells her story using long interviews with the charismatic performer, stunning scenes of her return to Algeria and captivating old Super-8 footage from Marie-Pierre’s own collection.

    Having overcome a difficult childhood and a tough gender transition, when surgery and hormonal treatments were still in their infancies, ‘Bambi’ is now a radiant woman in her late seventies and one of the most charismatic and engaging people you will ever seen on screen.

    Winner, Teddy Award for Best Documentary, Berlinale 2013Read More »

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