LES VIES DE THÉRÈSE

by Sébastien Lifshitz
LES VIES DE THÉRÈSE - LES VIES DE THÉRÈSE

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 2016

Length: 55'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Thérèse Clerc has fought a thousand battles: from abortion rights to sexual equality and gay rights. After discovering she has an incurable disease, she decided to tell her story, gently but without renouncing her hallmark tenacity and lucidity, talking about her life, her battles, what she has loved. [rm]

Director

Sébastien Lifshitz

Sébastien  Lifshitz

Sébastien Lifshitz (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 1968) debuted in 1996 with the short Il faut que je l’aime, which was followed by Claire Denis la vagabonde (1996); the medium-length Les corps ouverts (1998), which received the Prix Jean Vigo; Come Undone (2000), his first feature film; La traversée (2001), presented at the Cannes Film Festival in the Quinzane des réalisateurs; Wild Side (2004), which won the Teddy Award at the Berlinale; Going South (2009); Les invisibles (2012), Best Documentary Film at the César Awards; and Bambi (2013). The Lives of Thérèse (2016) won the Queer Palm at the latest Cannes Film Festival. 

Filmography:
Il faut que je l’aime (cm, 1996), Claire Denis la vagabonde (doc., 1996), Les corps ouverts (mm, 1998), Presque rien (Quasi niente, 2000), La traversée (doc., 2001), Wild Side (2004), Plein sud (Plein sud - Andando a sud, 2009), Les invisibles (doc., 2012), Bambi (doc., 2013), Les vies de Thérése (doc., 2016). 

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Sébastien Lifshitz
fotografia/cinematography
Paul Guilhaume
montaggio/film editing
Pauline Gaillard
suono/sound
Clément Laforce, Yolende Decarsin
interprete/cast
Thérèse Clerc
produttore/producer
Muriel Meynard
produzione/production
Agat Films, Cie


contatti/contacts
Doc & Film
Hannah Horner
h.horner@docandfilm.com
www.docandfilm.com

Director statement

“In cinema history, there are few stories of similar agony, but the existing ones remain in memory. I could name a few that particularly struck me, like Wenders’ Nick’s Movie, Johan van der Keuken’s My Sister Yoka, Chantal Akerman’s No Home Movie or the film by Naomi Kawase about her grandmother. Through these documentary works, I realized very quickly that I did not want to make a film somehow giving the advantage to death, leting it win at the end of the story. On the contrary, I decided I would try a film that remained on the side of life to continue the work and struggles of Thérèse.”

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Thérèse Clerc has fought a thousand battles: from abortion rights to sexual equality and gay rights. After discovering she has an incurable disease, she decided to tell her story, gently but without renouncing her hallmark tenacity and lucidity, talking about her life, her battles, what she has loved. [rm]

Director All about direction

Sébastien Lifshitz

Sébastien  Lifshitz

Sébastien Lifshitz (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 1968) debuted in 1996 with the short Il faut que je l’aime, which was followed by Claire Denis la vagabonde (1996); the medium-length Les corps ouverts (1998), which received the Prix Jean Vigo; Come Undone (2000), his first feature film; La traversée (2001), presented at the Cannes Film Festival in the Quinzane des réalisateurs; Wild Side (2004), which won the Teddy Award at the Berlinale; Going South (2009); Les invisibles (2012), Best Documentary Film at the César Awards; and Bambi (2013). The Lives of Thérèse (2016) won the Queer Palm at the latest Cannes Film Festival. 

Filmography:
Il faut que je l’aime (cm, 1996), Claire Denis la vagabonde (doc., 1996), Les corps ouverts (mm, 1998), Presque rien (Quasi niente, 2000), La traversée (doc., 2001), Wild Side (2004), Plein sud (Plein sud - Andando a sud, 2009), Les invisibles (doc., 2012), Bambi (doc., 2013), Les vies de Thérése (doc., 2016). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Sébastien Lifshitz
fotografia/cinematography
Paul Guilhaume
montaggio/film editing
Pauline Gaillard
suono/sound
Clément Laforce, Yolende Decarsin
interprete/cast
Thérèse Clerc
produttore/producer
Muriel Meynard
produzione/production
Agat Films, Cie


contatti/contacts
Doc & Film
Hannah Horner
h.horner@docandfilm.com
www.docandfilm.com

Director statement Read more

“In cinema history, there are few stories of similar agony, but the existing ones remain in memory. I could name a few that particularly struck me, like Wenders’ Nick’s Movie, Johan van der Keuken’s My Sister Yoka, Chantal Akerman’s No Home Movie or the film by Naomi Kawase about her grandmother. Through these documentary works, I realized very quickly that I did not want to make a film somehow giving the advantage to death, leting it win at the end of the story. On the contrary, I decided I would try a film that remained on the side of life to continue the work and struggles of Thérèse.”