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Close to Leo
DVD

Tout Contre Léo sort en DVD le 7 novembre

From 25/10/2011 at 07:00 to 25/11/2011

 

 

From celebrated auteur Christophe Honoré (Les Chansons D'Amour, Man At Bath and Dans Paris) comes an acclaimed tale about family and brotherly understanding, adapted from one of his own novels.


Leo is the eldest of four brothers, of whom Marcel, age 10, is the youngest. With their young parents, they are a happy and close-knit family. One evening, Marcel overhears the family discussing something about Leo that they wish to keep a secret from him. Although he yearns to know the truth, nobody can bring themselves to speak openly about it. Eventually, Leo takes his younger brtoher to Paris so that he can visit an old boyfriend and explain both himself and his situation to Marcel, who in turn shows an understanding and fraternal love that transcends the expectations his family had of him.


Heart-breakingly honest and beautifully uplifting, Close To Leo is a definitive chapter in French Queer Cinema that has enraptured audiences and critics alike.

Running time: 90 mins

 

THE DIRECTOR – Christophe Honoré


 

Christophe Honoré is a revered French writer and film director born in Carhaix, Finistère in 1970. After moving to Paris in 1995, he wrote articles in "Les Cahiers du Cinéma." He started writing soon-after. His 1996 book Tout contre Léo (Close to Leo) talks about HIV and is aimed at young adults; he made it into a movie in 2002. He wrote other books for young adults throughout the late 1990s. His first play, Les Débutantes, was performed at Avignon's Off Festival in 1998. In 2005, he returns to Avignon to present his latest creation, Dionysos impuissant, in the "In" Festival; Joana Preiss and Louis Garrel, who has acted in a number of Honoré films, played the leads.


A well-known director, he is considered an "auteur" in French Cinema. His 2006 film "Dans Paris" has led him to be considered by French critics as the heir to the Nouvelle Vague Cinema. In 2007, Les Chansons d'amour was one of the films selected to be in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Some of his movies or screenplays (like Les filles ne savent pas nager, Dix-sept fois Cécile Cassard and Les Chansons d'amour) deal with gay or lesbian relations.


Honoré has been the screenwriter for some of Gaël Morel's films. He has also directed Romain Duris in five different films.

Event's details

  • Age group: Adults
  • Price: £15.99

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