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Queerguru’s Parisian Contributor Richard Gilles reviews FRENCH BOYS : two compilations of queer short films

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  From a sociological, technical, and personal – French native – viewpoint, THE FRENCH BOYS are very much Gallic indeed in their social transcription of nowadays reality for young French men. It consists of a beautiful collection of short fiction films where the audience learns how French boys from different ethnical backgrounds can engage (or … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Richard Gilles film review reveals that this was NOT Nicolas Maury’s Best Part

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  Queer actor and filmmaker Nicolas Maury was discovered internationally thanks to his role as an extroverted assistant in Call My Agent, the infamous series based in Paris about actors’  frantic agents. My Best Part is his directorial debut and he also plays the main lead, an openly gay, oversensitive, troubled actor reaching his 40s, … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Richard Gilles is in raptures over Jacques Audiard’s ‘Paris 13th District’

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    Jacques Audiard’s 13th District is a strange, fascinating movie, with the definite touch of a great film director, a mysterious painting set in dreamy aesthetics, a shadow floating through the light, a black and white journey between Love, Lust, and Lightness. 13th District is the photography of bursting new lives, of young human … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Richard Gilles reviews WE (NOUS) another innovative film by Alice Diop

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  Alice Diop films the suburb where she grew up and still lives, crossed by a suburban train line, the common thread of her 4th documentary, Us. This unifying title sums up the ethics of the film director for whom the stories of immigrants who freshly arrived in France, and the identity of the host … Continue reading



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