‘Little Girl’ Review: Arrestingly Tender Vérité Documentary on Trans Childhood

‘Little Girl’ Review: Arrestingly Tender Vérité Documentary on Trans Childhood
There’s no rule that a great documentary should imitate narrative film, but it’s impressive when one manages to skirt the line so delicately that the viewer has no idea what they’ve been watching until the credits roll. That’s the experience with “Little Girl,” Sébastien Lifshitz’s luminous portrayal of a seven-year-old trans girl living in Northeastern France. Shot primarily at her eye level, “Little Girl” , seeing through her eyes the dogged support of her indefatigable mother and loving family.

If little Sasha is the soul of the film, her mother Karine is its unwavering heart; driving the film to the steady rhythm of unconditional love and tenderness. “Little Girl” opens with Karine visiting a local family doctor, though that’s not explained in the film, who misgenders Sasha, asking leading or blaming questions about Karine’s parenting. Each time he does it, she uses the correct pronouns in turn,
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