Wild Side

Wild Side

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz
Country: France, Belgium, United Kingdom

2004 | 93 min. | French
Subtitles: English, German
FSK 16

Cast_ Stéphanie Michelini, Edouard Nikitine, Yasmine Belmadi, Josiane Stoleru Screenplay_ Sébastien Lifshitz, Stéphane Bouquet Camera_ Agnès Godard Producer_ Gilles Sandoz Rights_ Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH

Sensual group portrait of an unconventional love between three people – associative and kaleidoscopic storytelling combines with exhilarating imagery.

Stéphanie, who is trans and living in Paris, learns that her mother is seriously ill. Together with Mikhail and Djamel, with whom she shares a free mix of friendship and love, she travels back to her childhood home. It’s a journey that opens doors to the past, and Stéphanie's childhood memories are of Pierre: the boy she once was. - Agnès Godard one more time succeeds in crafting a cinema of eminent physicality. Whether the characters are in bed together, dancing in the club, or rolling down a hill, under the gaze of Godard’s lens their individual bodies merge into entirely new entities.


Sébastien Lifshitz studied at the Sorbonne and worked at the Centre Pompidou before turning to cinema. His film ›Les corps ouverts‹ was shown at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 1998. ›Presque rien‹ followed two years later. Lifshitz now teaches at La Fémis in Paris and has been making mainly documentaries for several years.



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