4 French films at Insideout - May 22 – June 1st 2014
Inside Out is Canada’s largest LGBT film festival. For its 24th edition, the festival presents, from May 22 to June 1, a selection of 4 French films : “Me, Myself and Mum”, “Yves Saint Laurent”, “Eastern boys”, and “Salvation Army”. Bons films !
Abdellah Taïa – 2013 - 82 minutes
A young Moroccan gay boy tries to make sense of the world around him. The film chronicles the sexual awakening of sorts of a 15-year-old boy from Casablanca who’s obsessed with his handsome older brother, has sex with men from the neighborhood and finally moves to Switzerland 10 years later.
Friday, May 23 – 6:30pm - Tiff Bell lightbox
Robin Campillo – 2013 – 128 minutes
Lonely middle-aged businessman Daniel approaches a young Ukrainian hustler, Marek, at a Parisian train station and naively gives him the address to his apartment. Their date does not go as expected when a gang of young East-Europeans turns up, invades Daniel’s home and strips it bare of all valuables and furniture.
Sunday, May 25 - Tiff Bell lightbox
Yves Saint Laurent
Jalil Lespert – 2014 – 105 minutes
A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Bergé.
Saturday, May 31 – 9pm - Tiff Bell lightbox
Me, Myself and Mum
Guillaume Gallienne – 2013 – 85 minutes
Mrs. Gallienne, a rather temperamental upper middle-class lady, has three children, two of whom she considers as her sons and another she calls Guillaume. Logically indeed, the latter teenage creature does not picture himself as a boy, rather as a girl or at best as a homosexual. But how can a mother act in such an objectionable way ? And why ? Through a series of painful chain of experiences, Guillaume will discover little by little who he is actually and will manage to break free from her pernicious influence.
Sunday, June 1st – 5pm - Tiff Bell lightbox