Director: Sébastien Lifshitz

115 minutes // France // 2012 Special Screening: Official Selection, Cannes 2012

Brian Finnegan, Editor of GCN will introduce this screening. 

In this intriguing documentary, filmmaker Sébastien Lifshitz focuses on eleven gay men and women over the age of 70 as they talk about their lives, thus painting a fascinating portrait of the development of French social attitudes and mores over the last 60 years.

Eschewing Paris for stories from regional towns and rural areas adds to the feeling that a secret history is unfolding before the audience’s eyes. It’s an inspiring tale, one of frequent difficulties and loneliness that for each individual in their own particular way ultimately leads to a jubilant personal freedom and confident self-identity.

Director’s Note: A unique documentary in which all the characters we meet have an inexhaustible drive to find happiness.

Showing as part of the 2012 IFI French Film Festival

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