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5th DMZ Docs(2013)

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The Invisibles

Sébastien LIFSHITZ

  • France
  • 2012
  • 110min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

This is an elderly couples’ love story. To be precise, an elderly homosexual couples’ love story. The Invisibles make the invisible and untellable people in our society visible. Elderly same-sex couples talk about their life history. Peacefully, passionately and sometimes humorously, their stories come untied. Even though they went through tough times of discrimination and hatred, they speak calmly. Time has made them strong. The film is balanced. Their frank reminiscence helps the film not become too dramatic or too exaggerated. Individual’s mono-narration comes with their current daily life scenes. The film does not show heavy footages from the past but shows today’s surroundings with the trace of time. Some of the couples had to hide in the countryside, and some of them had to put on thick curtains on windows. So, the inserts of countryside scenery and their houses have equivalent power as their tales. Their stories let us realize how their struggles have benefited our generation. Since they fought against the world’s persecution, we can see the acceptance’s door opening more and more. A few days ago, a gay couple in Korea had an open wedding. I think the couple’s wedding and these elderly couples’ stories carry strong power, because their personal lives are the social movement itself. (LEE Seung-min)

Review

Director

  • Sébastien LIFSHITZ

    After studying art history, Sébastien LIFSHITZ began working in the world of contemporary art in 1990, assisting curator Bernard BLISTÈNE at the Pompidou Center, and photographer Suzanne LAFONT. In 1994, he turned to filmmaking with his first short, Il Faut que je l’aime. The Invisibles selected in Cannes Film Festival. The Invisibles (2012) Going South (2010) Les Temoins (2006) Wild Side (2004) The Crossing (2002)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerBruno NAHON
  • Cinematography Antoine PAROUTY
  • Editor Tina BAZ, Pauline GAILLARD
  • Sound Yolande DECARSIN, Philippe MOUISSET

PRODUCTION COMPANY / WORLD SALES

PRODUCTION COMPANY   Zadig Productions 

WORLD SALES   Doc&Film International

Tel  33 1 42 77 56 87

E-mail  itl@docandfilm.com​