Les Invisibles in September
Peccadillo Pictures have announced the UK DVD of LES INVISIBLES for September 23rd, 2013. From the press release…
Eleven men and women born between the wars at a time. Having grown up in a less open, more intolerant social period despite the contemporary public profiles of artist/filmmaker Jean Cocteau and actor Jean Marais, they are now in their 60s and 70s and openly tell their personal stories, either shared or alone, revealing often pioneering lives in urban and rural environments through seven decades of experience. Amongst them are a lesbian couple who reveal their battle against prejudice at work, a goat farmer in his 80s recalling memorable liaisons by the river, a man oppressed by his devout catholic upbringing, a political activist celebrating her seductive prowess, and a gay couple finding love in the 70s.
Sébastien Lifshitz, director of Presque Rien and Wild Side, gathers together an affectionate frank selection of stories of gay men and lesbians from an older generation who have often remained invisible and unheard in a youth-obsessed society. As informative as documentaries on gay history such as Before Stonewall and Word Is Out, it’s an invaluable social record for all generations to share. Winner of the César Award for Best Documentary, and nominated for the BFI London Film Festival Grierson Award, this is a film that is in turns touching and amusing, opening an insightful window onto an overlooked section of our community at a time when society revaluates its own attitudes towards a growing elderly population.