Sébastien Lifshitz
2013 - 52 min - Super 8 mm & Super 16 mm & HD - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - France

Bambi was born Jean-Pierre Pruvot in a tiny Algerian village in 1935. Even as a child, she refused to meet the expectations of her extended family, choosing instead to find a way to become the woman she always knew herself to be. A Cabaret Carrousel de Paris performance in Algiers in the 1950s proved to be all the encouragement she needed to emigrate to the French capital, assume the stage name of ‘Bambi’ and lead the life she longed for on the music-hall stages. Jean-Pierre, known since then as Marie-Pierre, is now 77 years old. Hers is a story of deep-seated confusion, painful rejection and impassioned courage.
An impressive collage of photographs and chansons, archive footage, excerpts from feature films, Super-8 clips and visits to the places of her childhood provides a sensitive chronicle of her liberating transformation into a radiant transsexual woman. Stops along the way include her first love, her friendship with fellow artiste Coccinelle, her experiments with hormones, her rivals and scandals, the story of how she became a writer – and her surprising encounter with the love of her life.

Author-Director : Sébastien Lifshitz
Photography : Sébastien Buchman
Sound : Jean-Christophe Lion
Editing : Tina Baz Legal
Original Music : Jocelyn Pook
Delegate Producer : Un Monde meilleur
Broadcasting Pre-purchase : Canal plus
Contribution : Angoa-Agicoa, CNC. COSIP, Procirep


Distributor : Un Monde meilleur
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Épicentre films
VOD : Universciné


2014 - FIFF-Festival International de Films de Femmes , Créteil (France) : Sélection
2014 - Scam, Paris (France) : Étoile de la Scam