Director Sebastien Lifshitz made his name with modern gay classics such as Presque Rien. In Les Invisibles he moves from fiction to fact with a documentary about older gay people and their experiences. As the title suggests, the film sees these people as ‘the invisible’, whose lives are often sidelined and ignored, despite the fact they lived through a period when being gay was marginalised, discriminated against and life was far more difficult than it is today. [Read more…]
Les Invisibles is an award winning French documentary about 11 gay men and women living in France, whose common link is their homosexuality and advancing ages. Each of the subjects talks about their experiences of being gay in less hospitable times, when anything homosexual was normally met with disdain, mistrust and violence. The film is basically an insight into their life journeys, and how society’s attitudes and the political landscape have changed. [Read more…]
In the years since it was made, Presque Rien has become a firm favourite of modern gay cinema, managing to be sexy, moving, dramatic and have something to say, while never forgetting to be entertaining.
18-year-old Mathieu is on holiday with his family at a seaside resort when he meets local boy Cedric. The two begin a passionate romance, having fun, skinny dipping, sunbathing and making love in the dunes. However for Mathieu the relationship isn’t just about holiday fun, but an escape from his severely depressed mother, moody sister and the aftermath of the death of his brother. However his sudden secrecy and long hours away make his sister and aunt suspicious. [Read more…]