Les Invisibles

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★★★★ "warm, engrossing and inspiring" - The Times

Director: Sebastien Lifshitz


Eleven men and women born between the wars. Seemingly they have nothing in common except their homosexuality and growing up in a less open, more intolerant society. Now in their 60s and 70s, they tell their personal stories, either shared or alone. These lives are often revealing and pioneering as they recall their personal experiences.

Sébastien Lifshitz, director of PRESQUE RIEN and WILD SIDE, offers us intimate portraits of gay and lesbian life from an older generation who often remain ignored and unheard in a youth-obsessed society.
Winner of the César Award for Best Documentary, and nominated for the BFI London Film Festival Grierson Award, LES INVISIBLES is an affectionate but frank account that is in turn touching and amusing, reflecting our own concerns about growing old.

  • "an illuminating mix of candour, wisdom, humour and sorrow"
    -Time Out
  • "a witty, warm and wise alternative survey of recent French social history"
    -Empire Magazine
  • "a celebration of people who lived, and continue to live life bravely, fearlessly and to the full"
    -So So Gay
  • "a leisurely, engaging testimony to the courage and tenacity of a generation"
    -Daily Express
  • "A revealing, deeply moving piece of work"
    -Philip French
Director: Sebastien Lifshitz
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
Certificate: Exempt
Running Time: 115 mins
Sound: Stereo
DVD Release Date: 23-09-2013
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060018652771
Year: 2012

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