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Pride month

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia

13 films

Everywhere, filmmakers are working to question prejudice and push back intolerance. The films make visible the individual or collective struggles for LGBTQI+ dignity and pride in their diversities thanks to the creativity of cinema and authors.

Pride month
  • Drama
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h35
by Filippo Meneghetti

Nina and Madeleine, two retired women, have been secretly deeply in love for decades. From everybody’s point of view, including Madeleine’s family, they are simply neighbors living on the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, sharing the tender delights of everyday life together. Until the day their relationship is turned upside down by an unexpected event leading Madeleine’s daughter to slowly unveil the truth about them.

  • 2011
  • France
  • 1h40
by Sébastien Lifshitz

Des hommes et des femmes, nés dans l'entre-deux-guerres ; ils n'ont aucun point commun sinon d'être homosexuels et d'avoir choisi de le vivre au grand jour à une époque où la société les rejetait. Ils ont aimé, lutté, désiré. Aujourd'hui, ils racontent ce que fut cette vie insoumise, partagés entre la volonté de rester des citoyens comme les autres et l'obligation de s'inventer une liberté pour s'épanouir. Ils n'ont eu peur de rien, même si ce ne fut pas facile...

  • Biopic
  • 2020
  • France
  • 1h25
by Sébastien Lifshitz

Sasha, a 7 year old boy, has lived as a little girl since the age of 3. The film follows his daily life, the questioning of his parents and his brothers and sisters, as well as the unceasing fight that his family must wage to make his difference understood. Courageous and uncompromising, Karine, Sasha's mother, leads a relentless struggle driven by an unconditional love for her child.

  • Comedy-drama
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h38
by Claire Burger

Forbach, eastern France. Present day. Since his wife walked out on the family, Mario has raised their two daughters on his own. Frida, 14, blames him for her mother leaving. Niki, 17, dreams of independence. Meanwhile, Mario waits for his wife to come home.

  • Comedy-drama, Comedy, Drama
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h39
by Catherine Corsini

Raf et Julie, un couple au bord de la rupture, se retrouvent dans un service d’Urgences proche de l'asphyxie le soir d'une manifestation parisienne des Gilets Jaunes. Leur rencontre avec Yann, un manifestant blessé et en colère, va faire voler en éclats les certitudes et les préjugés de chacun. À l'extérieur, la tension monte. L’hôpital, sous pression, doit fermer ses portes. Le personnel est débordé. La nuit va être longue…

  • Biopic
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h46
by Yolande Zauberman

Suburbs of Tel Aviv. Bnei Brak, world capital of the Haredim, the ultra- Orthodox Jews. When he was a kid, Menahem Lang was known for his kindness, his commitment to Talmud school and especially his golden voice, which made him a renowned performer of liturgical chants. But he was hiding a secret: for years, he was raped by members of the community that worshipped him. After 10 years, Menahem returns to the scene of the crime. It is also a return to the places he loved, a path of initiation sprinkled with incredible encounters, recovered rituals... a reconciliation.

  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Kenya
  • 1h23
by Wanuri Kahiu

"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

  • Drama
  • 2017
  • South Africa, France, Germany
  • 1h28
by John Trengove

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.

  • Drama
  • 2020
  • France
  • 20min
by Naïla Guiget

In an abandoned hangar, a crowd dances in unison, shaken by 145 BPM of techno music. Among it, Dustin, a young trans person, and his gang: Félix, Raya, and Juan. As the night stretches on, the collective hysteria turns into sweet melancholy, and drunkenness into a lack of tenderness.

  • Comedy-drama
  • 2020
  • France
  • 17min
by Florent Gouëlou

In their small village, seventeen-year-old Léo and his friends are crazy about makeup. Jules, Léo's older brother, doesn't share his sibling's passion, fearing he'll be the laughing stock among his gang of pals. The night of the village's "open theater" event, against Jules' advice, Léo walks on the stage dressed in drag.

  • Adventure
  • 2021
  • France
  • 14min
by Lauriane Lagarde

Lina and Inès do not know each other. However, from roof to roof, from low wall to fence, the two teenagers observe each other from a distance, enjoy each other, try to get closer. But, because they do not wish to be seen, they are constantly interrupted.

  • Comedy
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h43
by Cédric Le Gallo and Maxime Govare

Matthias Le Goff, World Swimming Championship silver medallist, makes a homophobic remark on TV. His punishment? To coach “The Shiny Shrimps”, a gay water polo team, motivated more by partying than competition. This explosive coach-and-team combo then heads to Croatia to take part in the Gay Games, the world’s biggest gay sports meet. The journey offers Matthias the chance to discover an unfamiliar world that forces him to take a fresh look at himself and rethink his priorities.

  • Comedy-drama
  • 2021
  • France
  • 29min
by Alexis Langlois

Dorothy, une réalisatrice un poil looseuse, se marre en écrivant son scénario. Mais un coup de fil de sa productrice lui coupe l'envie de rire : il est temps d'arrêter les comédies queer et de faire des films universels ! Pour ne pas sombrer dans l’angoisse, Dorothy se réfugie dans sa série doudou, Romy contre les vampires. Malheureusement, ses démons ont décidé de lui rendre visite ce soir.

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