Bambi, a French Woman
Sébastien Lifshitz
Documentary : 83' / Drag, Trans

From the day she was born in Algiers, Marie-Pierre has always wanted to wear dresses and has stubbornly refused her given name: Jean-Pierre. At the age of 17, her life takes a major turn when she comes upon a drag show on tour: le Carrousel de Paris. Marie-Pierre becomes Bambi, and within a few years establishes herself as a legendary figure of the Parisian cabaret scenes of the 50s and 60s. This updated version of the film extends and deepens the short-film released in 2013 to become the feature-length version the director has always dreamt of making.


September 17 | 16h00 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala Manoel de Oliveira Buy Tickets

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Year: 2021

Country: France

Language: french

Subtitles: english, portuguese

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Sébastien Lifshitz


After studying art history, Sébastien Lifshitz began working in the world of contemporary art in 1990. In 1994, he turned to filmmaking and in 2000, he directed his first full-length feature, Come Undone, hailed by the critics and released internationally. His documentary feature, The Crossing (2001) was selected for the Director's Fortnight and Wild Side (Feature - 2004) in Berlinale.



2021 - Bambi, a French Woman (Documentary)

2020 - Petite Fille (Documentary)
2019 - Adolescentes (Documentary)
2016 - Les Vies de Thérèse (Documentary)
2013 - Bambi (Documentary)
2012 - Les Invisibles (Documentary)
2009 - Plein Sud (Feature Film)
2008 - Jour et Nuit (Short Film)
2006 - Les Témoins (Documentary)
2004 - Wild Side (Feature Film)

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