Wild Side

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Presented by The Photographers’ Gallery


Award winner at the Berlin Film Festival and L.A. Outfest, Wild Side tells the story of Stéphanie, a transsexual prostitute, called back to her past life by her dying mother in deep rural France. She is joined by her makeshift family of lovers, Russian clandestine night-worker Mikhail and childlike hustler Jamel and once there begins to unravel some of the childhood events that have made her the person she is today.The frayed threads of this trio’s lives are spun into a non-linear tapestry that assesses their fractured senses of family, nationality, sexuality and gender.


Directed by Sébastien Lifshitz, whose photography collection comprises the current exhibition Under Cover: A Secret History Of Cross – Dressers.

Following the screening, Lifshitz is joined in conversation by journalist and writer Juliet Jacques.


You can get free entry to the The Photographer’s Gallery’s Under Cover exhibition on presentation of the cinema ticket throughout the run of the exhibition

BBFC rating
15
Year
2004
Running time
93 mins
Country
France
Format
Disc
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Director
Sébastien Lifshitz
Cast
Stéphanie Michelini, Yasmine Belmadi, Edouard Nikitine, Anohni

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April 24th

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