Assigned male at birth, she expressed, in early childhood, her identity as a girl; her parents, after some initial incomprehension, have been strongly supportive of her, but she endures cruelly indifferent rejection, both social and official, because of her identity. Lifshitz could have made a conventionally informative documentary, using sound bites, interviews, and film clips; the political significance of the subject nearly invites such an approach. Yet he has done nothing of the sort. Lifshitz introduces Sasha as she chooses her outfit, putting on a glittery dress and then selecting between a plain, cloth headband and a tiara in the mirror. This scene, in combination with the closeup of Sasha at home, sets the tone for the movie. Sasha is identified as a girl everywhere she goes, except in school, where the stiff-necked administration refuses to honor her identity. Anne Bargiacchi, in an office in a Paris hospital, is among the most moving and cannily constructed sequences in recent movies. It runs nearly ten minutes, and it depends on a sharp-minded combination of directorial restraint and assertion. Bargiacchi is on camera only briefly, though her questions calmly guide the wide-ranging discussion in which Sasha and Karine describe the hostility that Sasha faces at school.
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By Boyd van Hoeij. As Lifshitz has honed his nonfiction skills in features ranging from The Crossing to The Invisibles and now the Berlinale Panorama title Little Girl , it is striking to note that he has become a documentarian of such skill and confidence that his films feel increasingly light on their feet while at the same time gaining in depth and emotional resonance. As in the work of all master documentarians, the filmmaking technique seems to have melted away so that only the protagonists and their stories are left. In Bambi from , Lifshitz portrayed former dancer and Parisian nightlife icon Marie-Pierre Pruvot, who was assigned male gender at birth, as she looked back on her life. In his latest film, he returns to transsexual and gender dysphoria issues but instead of someone looking back, the protagonist in question is Sasha, a young girl from rural Northeastern France with her whole life still ahead of her. The Bottom Line Little girl, big documentary. Following its premiere in Berlin, Little Girl should appeal to broadcasters looking for an easily accessible, charming yet heartbreaking work on an issue still misunderstood by many members of the general public. She was so devastated that her mom had a hard time consoling her. Karine tells the story in an early interview segment, at her own kitchen table, and she still is visibly distraught by having hurt her child so badly, even if it was largely unintentional.
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-gir Read all 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 way of thinking. 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 way of thinking. Sign In. Original title: Petite fille. Play trailer See more at IMDbPro.
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