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    Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2021

    The 2021 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, March 4-14, 2021, 2021



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    LITTLE GIRL/PETITE FILLE (Sébastien Lifshitz 2021)

    A transgender reviewer at Edinburgh was shocked and offended. He railed at cis gender people for monopolizing coverage of trans subjects and even trans organizations. See "Little Girl: this film shouldn not have been made" in Loud and Clear. Other, evidently Cis gender, reviewers seem to approach the film in hushed tones of respect and admiration, considering this too important a subject to get much into the film as film.

    Sébastien Lifshitz is a director who has moved back and forth between feature and documentary for twenty years, often focusing on gay themes, and though I've seen few of them, they seem interesting enough that it seems about time he got some recognition. His films include Come Undone/Presque rien (2000), a feature about teen gay summer love affair with hot young actors Jérémie Elkaïm and Stéphane Rideau, Wild Side (2004), feature about a trans woman living as a prostitute who returns to be with her ailing mother in the provinces; Invisibles a documentary about older French LGBT people's coming out when it was hard to do so. Adolescentes is his 2019 documentary following two girls in a small town through high school and stunning public events in France; it was recently awarded theGrand Prix at Brussels and six noms and two wins at the Césars. Bambi (2013) is a doc about a trans woman who had a prominent career in Paris in the fifties and sixties as a dancer and show girl. and Les Vie de Thérèse
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