LES INVISIBLES Wednesday, April 10 – 8:40pm

Monique Issele in attendance
Q&A by Mathieu Chantelois, journalist & film critic at Cineplex and TFO

These are men and women born in between the two world wars. They bear the scars of their fight for sexual freedom in a country (France) that considered homosexuality as a mental illness until 1981.
They tell their own stories with a disarming, touching and even poignant openness, humour and truthfulness.
“Sébastien Lifshitz creates a superb portrayal. (…) Pictures, family movies and a few archival documents illustrate the memories (…)… the use of music enables to gather momentum in the empathy it sets up as well as to transform the witnesses into real heroes” (Nicolas Gilson)
The documentary goes beyond the homosexuality topic to speak of love, sexuality, freedom and search of one’s identity in the universal sense.
“…Les Invisibles is not only a deeply moving testimony about a community stifled and crushed by a standardized society, but it is also a real film, accomplished in its aesthetics being an integral part of cinema. Thus worth seeing” (Virgile Dumez)


Copresented by FrancoQueer & Inside Out Film Festival LGBT Film Festival


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Walkup :

Every day from April 5-14, starting 1h prior to the screening: The Royal, 608 College Street

For advanced sales: T.O.TIX, 1 Dundas Street East, Yonge-Dundas Square


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Additional Info

  • Director: Sébastien Lifshitz
  • Country: France
  • Cast: Yann et Pierre, Bernard et Jacques, Pierrot, Thérèse…
  • Language: French, subtitled in english
  • Runtime: 115mn
  • Year: 2012
  • Awards: Festival de films Chéries-Chéris 2012 : Grand Prix Documentaire ; Festival International du Film de Cannes 2012 ; César 2013 : BEST DOCUMENTARY
  • Rating: 14A


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