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55'

France, 1992

Original music : Lee Pui Ming Production : Dykonfilms

Programmed by Caroline Châtelet

French,English

French,English





Synopsis


Twelve Canadian, American and French lesbians of various ages, colours and cultures (an academic, an artist, a writer, etc.) talk candidly and with humour about the many aspects of the lesbian identity. The only thing they have in common is their assertion and pleasure as lesbians. Far from being dogmatic, this documentary is an upbeat series of standpoints.

Tënk's opinion


It starts by articulating, assuming, asserting and adoring a word: lesbian. Meeting twelve women, the directors compose a multiple portrait of lesbianism. Interviews facing the camera alternate with footage from the interviewees’ and others’ youth, taken during LGBT demonstrations. Following a thematic thread, the film addresses the issues of relations with their family, feminism, sexual practices (S & M), fidelity and coming out. While the accounts – interspersed with the reading of a poem by Quebec writer Nicole Brossard and accompanied by a musical composition by Lee Pui Ming (both interviewees) – highlight the plurality of the experiences, positions and analyses, all of them claim the same sense of liberation they feel living outside heterosexual norms.

Caroline Châtelet
Journalist and critic

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