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Sébastien Lifshitz – Casa Susanna #Giornate2022

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Casa Susanna is a documentary very interesting and tells an incredible story. The director says at our mics how the project started.

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9 min. and 32 sec.

PODCAST | Simone Soranna interviews Sébastien Lifshitz, director of the documentary Casa Susanna.

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Sébastien Lifshitz tells us how he discovered the story of Casa Susanna and hot it was important for him to try to make a movie about that.

Casa Susanna: In the ‘50s and ‘60s, deep in the American countryside at the foot of the Catskills, a small wooden house with a barn behind it was home to the first clandestine network of cross-dressers. Diane and Kate are now 80 years old. At the time, they were men and part of this secret organization. Today, they relate this forgotten but essential chapter of the early days of trans-identity in this film. It is a story full of noise and fury, rich in extraordinary characters, including the famous Susanna, who had the courage to create this refuge that came to be known as Casa Susanna.


  • Reporter
    Simone Soranna
  • Guest
    Sébastien Lifshitz
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Casa Susanna
  • Festival section
    Giornate degli Autori
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