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Born 1968, Paris, France.
Lives and works in Paris.
After studying art history at the École du Louvre, Sébastien Lifshitz became interested in cinema, directing his first feature film, Presque Rien, in 2000. Next came the documentary La Traversée (2001), selected for the Director’s Fortnight, then Wild Side (2004) and Bambi (2016), which won prizes at the Berlin Film Festival. Following Les Invisibles (2012), an official selection for the Cannes Film Festival and Les Vies de Thérèse (2017) selected for the Director’s Fortnight, he directed two documentaries: Adolescentes, which won a prize at the Locarno International Film Festival, the Louis-Delluc Prize for Best Film, and proud winner of three César Awards in 2021, then Petite Fille, shown at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival. Lifshitz also served as curator for the exhibitions Sincerely Queer (2016) at the Rencontres d’Arles and L’Inventaire Infini (2019) at the Centre Pompidou.