Violette Leduc: In Pursuit of Love
France | 2013 | 56 minutes | Color | DVD | French | Subtitled | Order No. W151157
"Lyrically combining archival interviews and the author’s own words, this absorbing documentary offers a rare opportunity to rediscover the taboo-breaking works and life of French writer Violette Leduc."
"An enlightening documentary about the French author, her unrequited love for Simone de Beauvoir and her queer literary legacy."
"...creates a poetic portrait where the facts intertwine with the sensitive reading of her powerful and mostly autobiographical work."
"intellectual and cultural..."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Torino LGBT Film Festival – Best Documentary
- Milano Mix Festival – Special Mention
- Françoise Giroud Best TV Portrait 2016
- Haifa International Film Festival
- Frameline LGBT Film Festival
- New Zealand International Film Festival
- BFI Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
- Festival des Films de Femmes Creteil
- Women Make Waves Taiwan
- Florence Queer Film Festival
- MIX Copenhagen
Esther Hoffenberg is a French director and producer of documentaries since 1980. She created LAPSUS in 1989, a company that produced over sixty films on social, political and historic issues by talented filmmakers including Vitali Kanevski, Benoît Dervaux, Mathilde Mignon, Hugues Le Paige, Patric Jean, Richard Dindo, Michaël Gaumnitz. Lapsus also produced 2 collections of films on Art: DESIGN and ARTISTS.
Esther returned to filmmaking in 2005, with THE TWO LIVES OF EVA, and all her films had international careers. (7/15)
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