Little Girl (2020)

  • Documentary, Transgender
  • 1h 25m

AVAILABLE TO WATCH IN THE U.S.: Friday, April 30 @ Noon PST → Monday, May 3 @ Noon PST
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.

Little Girl was recently presented on French TV where it broke audience records! Sébastien Lifshitz’s previous documentary Adolescentes won three 2021 César (Best Documentary, Best Editing & Best Sound). It is available to watch on Amazon Prime.

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