Les Amours Imaginaires
The 16th version of the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is this year dedicating itself to the power of art and the feminine spirit, paying particular attention to work coming out of France and Asia.
Programme highlights include the inclusion of 'l’enfant terrible' of Canadian cinema, Xavier Dolan, who shows his feature film Les amor imaginaires, whilst Laure Charpentier’s Gigola is likely to draw in the crowds thanks to its stellar cast.
Adapted from Charpentier’s own novels, it’s based in the criminal underworld of Paris in the Sixties, stars Lou Doillon and led Peter Bradshaw in the UK’s Guardian to say “It’s steamy, saucy, racy and suffused with the feeling of wickedness you might get from drinking spirits before lunch or smoking in church.”
June 28th to July 9th, 2011, Institut Francès. www.cinemalambda.com