Les Invisibles
Title: Les Invisibles
Release year: 2012
Country: France
Director: Sébastien Lifshitz
Stars: Yann, Pierre, Bernard Romieu
Rating: 4/5

Several elderly homosexual men and women speak frankly about their pioneering lives, their fearless decision to live openly in France at a time when society rejected them.

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A Look Back With Love: A Review of Les Invisibles (2012)

2024-04-16

“Les Invisibles,” directed by Sébastien Lifshitz, is a poignant documentary that sheds light on the lives of elderly LGBTQ+ individuals in France. Released in 2012, the film features candid interviews with several men and women who bravely chose to live authentically at a time when homosexuality was ostracized by society.

These pioneers recount their experiences with remarkable honesty, detailing the struggles they faced and the triumphs they achieved. Their stories are a testament to resilience and the enduring power of love. The documentary doesn’t shy away from the hardships they endured, but it ultimately celebrates their courage and the progress made towards LGBTQ+ acceptance.

While the film primarily focuses on the challenges of the past, it also offers glimpses of hope for the future. The evolving landscape of LGBTQ+ rights adds a layer of bittersweetness to the narrative.

“Les Invisibles” is a powerful and moving documentary that deserves a place in any LGBTQ+ film collection. It serves as a valuable historical record and a reminder of the fight for equality.

**Score: 4 out of 5**

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AKA: Die Unsichtbaren,Les Invisibles,Les invisibles,Los invisibles,Niewidzialni homoseksualni,Os Invísiveis,The Invisible Ones,The Invisibles,Οι αόρατοι,Невидимые
Bernard Romieu,Catherine,Christian de Leusse,Elisabeth,Jacques,Monique Isselé,Pierre,Pierrot,Thérèse Clerc,Yann