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 FULL TIME (aka À plein temps) a film by Eric Gravel

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    Full-time is an achievement of realistic cinema at its pinnacle.   In this film, writer/director Eric Gravel directs a lonely heroine burning herself out between work and bringing two young children during a general strike in France, reminiscing of the most recent 2019 general strike.   The result is a strong and realistic … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Richard Gilles reviews PEACEFUL starring two giants of the French cinema

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    In Peaceful, writer/director Emmanuelle Bercot gives the lion’s share to two giants of the French cinema, Mademoiselle Deneuve and Benoît Magimel. A story within the story: in real life, Catherine Deneuve suffered from a stroke during a scene in a hospital and it took two years for the film to be finished. There … Continue reading

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