Les-Invisibles-UK-PosterHeading into UK cinemas today, Sébastien Lifshitz’s award-winning documentary, Les Invisibles, made its debut at Cannes last spring, and has picked up a handful of awards and nominations in the months since.

With the film released on our shores this weekend, we’ve got the UK trailer to share, giving you a taste of Lifshitz’s latest documentary, which has been receiving warm reviews on all sides.

Eleven men and women born between the wars. Seemingly they have nothing in common except their homosexuality and growing up in a less open, more intolerant society as. Now in their 60s and 70s, they tell their personal stories, either shared or alone, revealing often pioneering lives through seven decades of experience.

Sébastien Lifshitz, director of Presque Rien and Wild Side, offers us eleven personal portraits of gay and lesbian life from an older generation who often remain invisible and unheard in a youth-obsessed society. Winner of the César Award for Best Documentary, and nominated for the BFI London Film Festival Grierson Award, it’s an affectionate but frank account that is in turn touching and amusing, offering an invaluable reminder of an overlooked area of our community at a time when we consider our own attitudes towards a growing elderly population.

Lifshitz (Wild Side, Presque rien) and producer Bruno Nahon took home the Best Documentary Film Award at the César Awards earlier this year, which gives you an idea of the kind of acclaim the film has been receiving.

Les Invisibles is playing in a handful of cinemas across the UK from today, 12th July, and you can find your nearest cinema here.

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