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“When I was born, my father had already gone back to the US. For some reason I cannot explain, his mother refused to inform him that I was born. I know just a few things about him; his name; his date of birth; his height and his profession from then: soldier. When I told Sébastien Lifshitz my story, he offered to go find my father in the US together, and to make a movie out of it…”
About the director
Sébastien Lifshitz was born in 1968 in Paris, France. After studying art history at the Ecole du Louvre, he decided to devote himself to cinema and directed his first feature film, COME UNDONE, in 2000, which was acclaimed by critics and distributed worldwide. This was followed by the documentary THE CROSSING (2001), selected for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, then WILD SIDE (2004) and BAMBI (2016), both of which won awards at the Berlin Film Festival. After THE INVISIBLES (2012), an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, and THE LIVES OF THERESE (2017) at the Directors’ Fortnight, he directed two new documentaries: ADOLESCENTS, awarded at the Locarno Film Festival, winner of Louis-Delluc Prize for Best Film and of three César in 2021, and LITTLE GIRL, presented at the Berlin Film Festival in 2020 and distributed worldwide, including in the United States, in 2022. His latest documentary, CASA SUSANNA was shot Upstate New York where, in the 1950s and ‘60s, an underground network of transgender women and cross-dressing men found refuge at a modest house in the Catskills region of New York. CASA SUSANNA premiered at DOC NYC in 2022 and is part of the Albertine Cinematheque 23-24 FILM SELECTION .