Woke : how a closeted French Muslim”s coming out changed everyone”s lives

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  Sullivan Le Postec created the  award-winning series, Woke for Studio 4, the French public broadcaster’s web fiction platform in 2017.  Now available globally, it is the story of the melodramatic comings and goings of an LGBTQ Drop In Center in Lyons, which is suddenly turned upside down with the arrival of Hitcham (Mehdi Meskar) … Continue reading



‘Golden Youth’ (‘Une jeunesse doree’)

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  Golden Youth takes us back to the late 1970’s when Americans were desperately squeezing into Studio 54, and we Europeans were flocking to the more accessible but equally debauched Le Palace night club in Paris.  It was home to extravagant theme parties and performances, that literally threw together rich and poor, gay and straight, … Continue reading



Diamantino

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This sophomore feature from American filmmakers Gabriel Abrantes,  and Daniel Schmidt is a joyous bizarre tale that is a result of their wonderfully warped imagination.  It won’t play well with everyone but if you get pulled in by their sheer lunacy you will so love how it all pans out. It’s the tale of Diamantino (Carloto Cotta) the … Continue reading



Heart +Knife

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  Avant garde queer French filmmaker Yann Gonzalez sophomore feature maybe  more accessible than his debut “Les rencontres d’après minuit” (remembered mainly for footballer Eric Cantona’s impressive prosthetic organ)  but this campy gay slash horror flick is still definitely a very acquired taste. Set in 1970’s someone is killing the cast and crew of a … Continue reading



Sauvage

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  One of the most powerful and provocative movies that completely divided the critics at the Cannes Film Festival this year was French writer-director Camille Vidal-Naquet’s debut feature Sauvage.  This story about a young street hustler in Strasburg who lived on his wits and despite his tough exterior turned out to be a whore with a … Continue reading



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