Little Girl (2020)

  • Documentary, Transgender
  • 1h 25m

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Part of our 2021 French Film Friday Series.

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Even though she was born a boy, young Sasha has always known she was a little girl. As society fails to treat her like the other girls her age - at school, ballet lessons, or birthday parties - her supportive family, led by Sasha’s amazing mother Karine, fights every day to make her understood and accepted.

This tender, award-winning documentary, tells Sasha’s story. It is a story of unconditional love as much as it is the story of a struggle that is only beginning.

Not Rated (all audiences).

Original title: Petite Fille

Reviews

Sébastien Lifshitz’s LITTLE GIRL gently lifts the veil on one family’s battle against strict social norms surrounding the subject of gender. Deeply moving. Fabien Lemercier - Cineuropa

Lifshitz 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. Boyd van Hoeij - The Hollywood Reporter

Cast

Sasha

Language(s)

French

Subtitle(s)

English