| 2018 – 156′ – Mini Series – Drama / LGBTQ –
Written by José Caltagirone, Niels Rahou, Philippe Faucon.
Directed by Philippe Faucon.
Starring Jérémie Elkaïm, Frédéric Pierrot, Emmanuelle Bercot, Chiara Mastroianni, Samuel Theis, Stanislas Nordey.
International Premiere COLCOA 2018 (Winner Best Audience Award and Best Jury Award).
In French with English subtitles.
A Kino Lorber release |
Director Philippe Faucon’s 3-part miniseries, Proud, is a family saga spanning three generations — Charles, Victor and Diego. Each episode coincides with a crucial gay rights moment in France. Episode one begins in 1981, with the election of François Mitterrand, at a time when the WHO still considered homosexuality a mental illness. That’s when Victor comes out. Episode two takes place in 1999, with the creation of the PACS domestic partnership agreement. Now, Victor is living with Serge and hoping to adopt a baby. Episode three unfolds in 2013, with the ratification of gay marriage, when Diego must come to terms with the fact that he has two fathers. While a chronicle of our changing times, the series is, first and foremost, a love story, captured with quiet restraint and the quivering exhilaration of first love.