Petite fille (Little Girl)

Sébastien Lifshitz

Sébastien Lifshitz





Feature Film




1 h 30 mins

Previous Festival

Inside Out 2020


Trans, Youth

French with English subtitles.

The film will be preceded by the short film Iridescence and followed by discussions with Sébastien Lifshitz and Maxime Beauchamp. 

Sasha has always known exactly who she is and, at seven years of age, she is letting the world know, too.

As society fails to treat her like other children her age, Sasha’s supportive family lead a constant battle to ensure that her life is understood and accepted. Throughout her daily life at school; during dance lessons, and attending birthday parties, we see at close range moments of Sasha’s joy and her heartbreaking challenges, as the family works to provide the best possible childhood for their little girl.

Award-winning filmmaker Sébastien Lifshitz follows the family for a year, capturing with insightful and delicate, subtle camerawork, a year in the life of a family who are setting an example for trans youth and for families around the world.

Sasha, 7 ans, se vit comme une petite fille depuis l’âge de 3 ans. Le film suit sa vie au quotidien, le questionnement de ses parents, de ses frères et soeur, tout comme le combat incessant que sa famille doit mener, pour faire comprendre sa différence. Courageuse et intraitable, Karine, la mère de Sasha, mène une lutte sans relâche portée par un amour inconditionnel pour son enfant.

Iridescence (dir. Maxime Beauchamp) is an experimental visual short film which exposes society’s need to label a person by their sexuality. In this story, dance and interpretive movement replace the dialogue, allowing us to use the body to communicate the relationship between the characters and their true human emotions. Through stylized lighting and abstract visuals, Iridescence tells the story of an emotionally repressed abusive father and his son who struggles to accept himself and his sexuality.

Un jeune adolescent vit avec un père oppressif qui tatoue sur son corps des mots qui représentent comment ne pas agir en tant qu’homme hétérosexuel.

Jan 21, 7 PM to Jan 24, 10 PM (ET)

Online, Ontario-wide

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Ciné Fierté is a project conducted in partnership with Cinéfranco and FrancoQueer.

Three French-language feature films with English subtitles preceded by 3 Franco-Ontarian shorts will be screened online from January 21 to the end of March.

Ciné Fierté was made possible thanks to the financial support of Ontario Ministry of Francophone Affairs.