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Sébastien Lifshitz

“My work centers essentially on the idea of the portrait, that is to pick an individual and try to picture his or her inner landscape – one could almost call it the inner space. And the discontinued narrative helps me to approach it.”

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    Sébastien Lifshitz France, 2019

    Much like Boyhood, Sébastien Lifshitz artfully embeds the process of growing up into this award-winning documentary, which deftly chronicles the lives of two teenage girls over five years. A poignant look at the bliss and agony of teenage girlhood and the forks in the path of coming of age.

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    Sébastien Lifshitz France, 2020

    Shot in a vérité style, this groundbreaking portrait of a young trans girl traces a family’s struggle for acceptance in the face of bigotry and bureaucracy. Sébastien Lifshitz’s frank yet nuanced study of gender dysphoria winds up as a blistering state-of-the-nation diagnostic on identity.


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