French magazine Têtu picks out the best gay films at Cannes this year

With the campaign for gay marriage still attracting a lot of attention in the French media, homosexuality certainly isn’t a taboo at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.  By showing gay life on screen, films like Stranger by the Lake (“L’Inconnu du lac”) and Blue Is The Warmest Colour (“La vie d’Adèle”) talk about universal concerns like love and desire.

Image extraite de « L'inconnu du lac ».

Image extraite de « L’inconnu du lac ».

Synopsis: A young gay man who cruises by the side of a lake falls in love with Michel, played by Christophe Paou, an attractive but dangerous character with whom he has a passionate affair.

Part of the official competition on Thursday (see above), Blue Is The Warmest Colour (“La vie d’Adèle”) by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche tells the story of a passionate love affair between two young woman, something which is rarely seen on the big screen.

Source : / Par Rédaction (avec agence) / 24 mai 2013

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