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Petite Fille
Little Girl
© AGAT Films & Cie
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Sébastien Lifshitz

IMAGE

Paul Guilhaume

SON

Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen, Yolande Decarsin

MONTAGE

Pauline Gaillard

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Muriel Meynard, Fabrice Puchault, Monica Hellström, Agat Films & Cie, Final Cut For Real, ARTE France

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

MK2 Films

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

Sasha, un jeune garçon de 7 ans, se vit comme une petite fille depuis l’âge de 3 ans. Courageuse et intraitable, sa mère, portée par son amour inconditionnel, mène une lutte sans relâche pour faire comprendre sa différence.

When she grows up, she will be a girl. This is something Sasha has dreamed of since childhood. Her family soon realises how serious she is. In addition to interviews with the parents, who acknowledge their daughter as such without hesitation, the film depicts the family’s tireless struggle against a hostile environment as well as their everyday lives. We see Sasha at play, practising ballet and during a visit to a therapist specialising in gender identities. At school, Sasha is not allowed to appear as a girl but must wear gender-specific boys’ clothes. Tenderly filmed images and close-ups of Sasha’s face create a gentle intimacy. Sometimes, it is as if she does not understand why everything is so complicated and why she cannot simply be what she is and wear what she wants. Sébastien Lifshitz paints the touching portrait of an eight-year-old who questions her gender and who, in doing so, provokes some disturbing reactions from a society still stuck in a biologically deterministic boy-girl way of thinking.

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