BEAUTIFUL THING//Chéries-Chéris 2020


21 Nov 2020 17:40
→ 21 Nov 2020 19:40
mk2 Beaubourg
50 rue Rambuteau - Paris
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BEAUTIFUL THING (recovery in restored version)

Britain. 1996. 91 '. Fiction. VOST.
Director: Hettie Macdonald.
With: Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Linda Henry, Ben Daniels.
Screenplay: Jonathan Harvey, based on the play by Jonathan Harvey.
Distributor: Splendor.

A long, hot summer in South London. Jamie is rejected by his classmates, Ste gets beaten up by her father, and Leah escapes into the musical world of Mamas and Papas. Sandra, Jamie's generous and cheerful mother, struggles, both professionally and emotionally, while trying to be as close as possible to her son. To escape the violence of his family, Ste finds more and more often refuge with Sandra where he shares Jamie's room. From this promiscuity is born a friendship, then an ambiguity. A new adventure begins for Jamie and Ste…

This cult film of the 90s considerably influenced the construction of a whole generation of adolescents and young adults who discovered a British cinema that was both new and fresh, under the background of social reality, with characters from the working classes to whom they could savor. 'identify, at the antipodes of a Maurice by James Ivory, which was then one of the only references. At the same time when Les Roseaux Sauvages triumphed in France… the representation of gay adolescents was finally becoming a reality in the popular media that is cinema.

The screening will be presented by director Rodolphe Marconi.

Saturday 21 Nov 5:40 pm ›› MK2 Beaubourg