Some French films on dvd celebrating LGBT history month

L’ÂGE ATOMIQUE /ATOMIC AGE (18) 2012 FRANCE KLOTZ, HÉLÉNA £15.99
Victor (Eliott Paquet) and Rainer (Dominik Wojcik), two old friends, head into Paris for a night out to take in the excesses of the city, which eventually leads them to see their friendship in a different light.
LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES/HEARTBEATS (15) 2010 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH £15.99
Drama chronicling a love triangle between three 20-something metrosexual friends in Montreal: Marie (Monia Chokri),  Frankie (Xavier Dolan) and Nicolas (Niels Schneider).
BEAU TRAVAIL (15) 1998 FRANCE CLAIRE DENIS £19.99
Director Claire Denis’ intensely physical study of tensions within a platoon of legionnaires stationed in North Africa.
LA BELLE SAISON /SUMMERTIME (15) 2015 FRANCE CORSINI, CATHERINE £15.99
Set in 1971 Paris, radical feminist Carole falls for fellow feminist Delphine. However when Delphine returns to the family farm to look after her sick father, Carole decides to join her but finds that the rural community isn’t as liberal as Paris.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (15) 1979 FRANCE MOLINARO, EDOUARD £15.99
Comedy about two ageing homosexual lovers who pretend to be a normal married couple for the sake of their sons marriage plans.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES II (15) 1980 FRANCE MOLINARO, EDOUARD £15.99
Sequel to this hit comedy.
CE QU’ON A/WHAT WE HAVE (15) 2014 CANADA DESMONS, MAXIME £15.99
Leaving a troubled life behind in Paris, gay teacher Maurice Lesmers (Desmons) move to the remote town of North Bay, Ontario and gets a job tutoring 15-year-old Allan (Alex Ozerov), who becomes infatuated with his teacher. When Maurice learns that Allan is being bullied by his peers he feels compelled to step in, to his own detriment.
COMING OUT (15) 2013 CANADA BLANCHARD, MATHIEU £15.99
The explosive lives, loves and losses of an intermingled group of Montrealers are explored as they confront  the subject of difference.
COMING OUT: SEASON 2 (15) 2014 CANADA IN FRENCH £15.99
Second season of the French-Canadian series about the gay community in Montreal
CRUSTACÉS & COQUILLAGES/COCKLES AND MUSCLES (15) 2005 FRANCEDUCASTEL, O/MARTINEAU, J£17.99
Hit comedy that looks at love and sexual identity over a balmy summer holiday.
LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT (U) 1967 FRANCE DEMY, JACQUES £22.99
Musical comedy with Catherine Deneuve and Gene Kelly which the BFI files under ‘queer aesthetic’.
LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES (12) FRANCE 1949 B/W COCTEAU, JEAN £19.99
Compelling tale of incestuous obsession based on the Jean Cocteau.
I KILLED MY MOTHER (15) 2009 CANADA CANADA DOLAN, IN FRENCH £15.99
Directorial debut of young French-Canadian actor Xavier Dolan is a cathartic, fiercely compelling evocation of turbulent late adolescence. Visually stunning, with exquisite performances from Dolan himself – as the volatile, verbally savage Hubert – and a highly acclaimed cast including Anne Dorval and Suzanne Clément, I Killed My Mother was the winner of 22 international film awards in 2009, including three categories at Cannes.
L’INCONNU DU LAC/STRANGER BY THE LAKE (18) FRANCE GUIRAUDIE, ALAIN DVD – £15.99 BU RAY – £19.99
Franck is an attractive young male who falls in love with Michel, a lethally dangerous man in this tense thriller.
LES INVISIBLES (E) 2012 FRANCE LIFSHITZ, SÉBASTIEN £12.99
Award winning documentary about elderly homosexuals living in France. Director Sébastien Lifshitz speaks to male and female homosexuals who were born between the World Wars and who embraced their sexuality at a time when society excluded them.
LAURENCE ANYWAYS (12) 2012 CANADA DOLAN, £15.99
French-Canadian romantic drama about the effect of a sex change on a long-standing heterosexual relationship.
MÊME PAS MORT/TOMBOY (U) 2007 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE £16.99
10-year-old tomboy Laure (Zoé Héran) moves to a different neighbourhood with her family, Laure is mistaken  for a boy by Lisa (Jeanne Disson) and decides to accept this new identity under the name of Michaël. She spends a summer with Lisa, playing games and experiencing first kisses, but it is only a matter of time before the truth emerges.
NÉS EN 68/BORN IN 68 (15) 2008 FRANCE DUCASTEL,OLIVIER £15.99
The film is set 20 years after a group of revolutionary students have grown up and their children are now maturing into rebellious adults just like their parents before them.
ORPHEE (PG) FRANCE 1949 B/W COCTEAU, JEAN £19.99
Jean Cocteau, the renowned poet, artist and writer, is another major figure in LGBT history and this film is his take on the Orpheus myth.
LES PETITS MOUCHOIRS/LITTLE WHITE LIES (15) 2010 FRANCE CANET, GUILLAUME DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Emotional drama in which a group of friends try to escape their problems by going on a trip to the seaside together. Despite their intentions to relax, however, they find themselves caught in a web of long-repressed lust and emotion.
THEO AND HUGO (18) 2016 FRANCE DUCASTEL, O/MARTINEAU,J DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Intense tale shot in real time in which Theo and Hugo meet in a Paris clubs. As the night wears on, they discover they need to know more about each other and a relationship begins.
TOM À LA FERME/TOM AT THE FARM (15) 2013 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £14.99
Tom, played by Xavier Dolan, travels to the country from his home in the city to attend the funeral of his recently deceased boyfriend. When he arrives at the family home, he soon realises that his relationship has been kept secret from his lover’s family.
LA VIE D’ADÈLE /BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (18) 2013 FRANCE KECHICHE, ABDEL.  DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Award-winning drama about 15-year-old Adèle who lead a typical teenage life of school, parents and boys. However Adele’s life is turned upside down after a chance encounter with a beguiling blue-haired Emma, which forces her to question her desires and assert herself as a woman and as an adult Throughout their relationship the two young women learn a lot about the pains and joys of being in love and the importance of staying true to oneself.
YVES SAINT LAURENT (15) 2014 FRANCE LESPERT, JALIL £15.99
Biopic following the life and work of the French fashion designer.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

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