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Les Invisibles (2012)


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It's an inspiring, often surprising watch.

July 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out
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An engagingly meandering reflection by a cross-section of older French gay men and lesbians on their youth in the shadows, their path to living openly, and the serenity they have achieved over the course of their lives.

May 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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Modestly rewarding ...

May 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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A beautifully assembled film which pays close attention to nature and judiciously incorporates black and white photographs and home movie footage alongside its interviews.

July 16, 2013 Full Review Source: The List
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A revealing, deeply moving piece of work.

July 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

It is astonishing how much white heat is generated by the conversations that follow, and 45 year old documentary maker Sebastien Lifshitz is to be congratulated for selecting such a special bunch.

July 12, 2013 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

A leisurely and engaging testimony to the courage and tenacity of a generation.

July 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

Gives a face to the unseen and a voice to the inaudible, spinning a sedate, respectful account of the gay rights movement as experienced by its foot soldiers.

July 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Guardian

A simple approach carries a strong emotional wallop in this sensitive documentary by French filmmaker Sebastian Lifshitz.

July 11, 2013 Full Review Source:

Passionate people speaking openly about their lives and loves, it's stirring stuff.

July 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

An engaging and endearing documentary that successfully and intimately communicates the pioneering lives and personalities of eleven very likeable individuals ...

July 10, 2013 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

Clever and compassionate.

July 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Offers an intriguing glimpse into attitudes of old France as they talk about their experiences over the past 60 years.

May 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Screen International
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Audience Reviews for Les Invisibles

Sébastien Lifshitz's documentary is sold as a film about the difficulties and hardships that several elderly homosexual men and women encountered when they chose to live openly in France at a time when society rejected them. I was expecting some serious stories to be honest, some defiance in the face of adversity. This wasn't really the case. The people interviewed were interesting people who did go through hardships but on the whole there isn't anything that remarkable about them. Is this for people who will be shocked to find that old people can be homosexual too, because if this is the target audience, I'm not sure they'd watch it in the first place. I'm afraid I can't really see the point. I like listening to older people though, so i enjoyed it, I'm just not sure what it was trying to say or if it succeeded in doing so. I'm afraid the nonsense 'Walls remember' scene did damage to the film's overall charm in my opinion but not enough for me not to recommend.
July 22, 2014

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