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Ma Vie en Rose

Wednesday 30th May 2018 at 7.00pm

Café-bar opens at 6.00pm ★ Free! ★ Donations encouraged


2 Dugard Way, Renfrew Road, London SE11, (10 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle

The VITO Project is proud to present Ma Vie en Rose, a 1997 Belgian drama film directed by Alain Berliner, starring  Georges Du Fresne, Michèle Laroque and Jean-Philippe Écoffey . It tells the story of Ludovic, a child who is seen by family and community as a boy, but consistently communicates being a girl. The film depicts Ludovic's family struggling to accept this transgressive gender expression.

"Few films about childhood have the rich resonance and sheer audacity of Ma Vie En Rose, certainly one of the most distinctive and exquisite films of the year. This may not be the first movie to deal with the confusion of one's sexuality, and it won't be the last, but it's the first to do so with as much intelligence, poignancy and honesty as this extraordinary work. Combining allegorical fantasy with pointed realism, the film is more about identity and non-conformism, as it is about a child's emotional and sexual confusion...Ma Vie En Rose is an elaborately textured work, a film that is both visually stylised to represent the perceived fantasy world of Ludovic, yet also deeply human and even dark. Masterfully and sensitively directed by Berliner, this is a truly remarkable film, an intelligent, deeply affecting work that remains an unforgettable and haunting experience."
Paul Fischer

The screening will be followed by an open discussion.
This is a free event but we need your donations on the night to ensure the continuation of the VITO project. All donations go towards covering the costs associated with running the event (film licences, heating and lighting, rental of the premises, printing, promotion etc). Donations are VITO's only source of funding and we need to raise an average of £5 per person just to cover our costs. So PLEASE DIG DEEP and give us a paper donation if you are able to.

Doors to the cafe/bar will open at 6pm for a 7pm screening. Come early to secure a seat as it can get very busy and we do not take bookings. 
The doors to the Cinema will be shut once the film starts or capacity is reached.

Venue accessibility: Level access on the ground floor. Level access on the first floor except for a slight slope at the doors into the main hall where people exit the lift. There is a lift used by disabled /non-disabled visitors and volunteers. There is an accessible toilet with step free access on the ground floor. It is large enough for a motorised wheelchair. It has an easy lock and handrails. 

The project is endorsed by BFI Flare: London LGBT film festival, 56 Dean St, QX Magazine, Gay’s the Word, ACT UP London, Gay Mates, Opening Doors London, Outings in Art Plus, a Change of Scene, the Cara Trust, I-Base, UK-CAB, Positively UK, Gaydio, NAZ Project, Frank Byrne & his walkers and Broad Appeal Podcast.

For more information, contact Sylvie Beaumont, ReShape Coordinator. To join the VITO Project mailing list click here.

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