International Premiere | Mini TV Series | France | 2018 | Drama | 3×52 min | Complete series| In French with English subtitles
Directed by: Philippe Faucon
Creators & Showrunners: José Caltagirone, Niels Rahou, Philippe Faucon
Produced by: Florence Dormoy, Joëy Faré (Scarlett Productions)
Cast: Emmanuelle Bercot, Chiara Mastroianni (Social worker), Jérémie Elkaïm (Pio), Frédéric Pierrot (Charles), Samuel Theis (Victor), Stanislas Nordey (Serge), Nicolas Cazalé (Sélim at 40 years old), Benjamin Voisin (Victor at 17 years old)
International Sales: Arte Distribution
Original Broadcasting: Arte, May 2018
Director Philippe Faucon’s 3-part miniseries, Proud, is a family saga spanning three generations — Charles, Victor and Diego. Each episode coincides with a crucial gay rights moment in France. Episode one begins in 1981, with the election of François Mitterrand, at a time when the WHO still considered homosexuality a mental illness. That’s when Victor comes out. Episode two takes place in 1999, with the creation of the PACS domestic partnership agreement. Now, Victor is living with Serge and hoping to adopt a baby. Episode three unfolds in 2013, with the ratification of gay marriage, when Diego must come to terms with the fact that he has two fathers. While a chronicle of our changing times, the series is, first and foremost, a love story, captured with quiet restraint and the quivering exhilaration of first love. No wonder it nabbed the Grand Prize for Best Series at the Luchon Television Festival. Proud is shown at COLCOA just before its original Broadcasting in France.
Philippe Faucon | Director Philippe Faucon has written and directed 14 films to date. His first film, L’amour (1990), won the Perspectives du Cinéma Award at Cannes. His most recent feature, Fatima (COLCOA, 2016), was honored with the Louis Delluc Prize for Best Film, the Lumière Award for Best Screenplay, the French Film Critics Award for Best Film and two César Awards — for Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. Co-creator José Caltagirone has penned 66 episodes of the soap opera Plus belle la vie (2010-11) and 81 episodes of Cut (2013-18). Co-creator Niels Rahou has written several episodes for the series Dernier Recours (2013) and Demain nous appartient (2017).
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