France is finally awarding the American-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy, and civil rights activist JOSEPHINE BAKER an honor she so deserves. She will be the first Black woman to be awarded a place in the Pantheon monument overlooking the Left Bank of Paris. the final resting place of France’s most revered … Continue reading
It is impossible to overlook the influence of Federico Fellini’s 8½ in Antony Hickling’s Down in Paris, especially in the surreal bits of the film when reality and illusion collide to make way for a dazzling humane effect. A middle-aged film director wandering about in a glamourous city looking for inspiration and facing his … Continue reading
The queer French auteur François Ozon turns to a very English novel for the source of his latest bittersweet romance. Evidently, he read Aidan Chambers’s 1982 novel Dance on My Grave. when he was a teenager and this story of teen angst must have really resounded deeply with him that almost four decades later … Continue reading
French queer filmmaker Olivier Lallart’s 35 min film is one of the most powerful dramas which homophobia we have seen for a long time Shot in 2019 in the Oise, the film starts from a love story between two young boys to describe the mechanism of homophobia fueled by rumor. After playing the … Continue reading
Aurelian and Nicolas are a disarmingly charming French gay couple knew they were meant for each other the very first time they met . They also knew that they wanted their own family.. However with the Government, the Church, French culture + society’s homophobia against this, they knew that the odds were hardly stacked in their favor. But they were passionate and determined about having children even if it meant breaking French law.
This journey, spread over several years was filmed by Jonathon Narducci and now on the eve of the documentary, GHOSTS OF THE REPUBLIQUE, being released in the US, QUEERGURU tracked down Aurelien & Nicolas in Paris to find out if their story really has a happy ever after ending