Cineffable Affiche 2010
22nd Edition - Festival 2010

After months of searching - for a venue, films and more... - we are ready to launch this exceptional 22nd edition of Cineffable. Both the place and the schedule have changed because the Trianon theatre is undergoing renovation. But despite this edition being just two days long, we have managed to keep the essence intact: a proudly lesbian and feminist film festival. This year's theme is the 40th anniversary of the French Women's Liberation Movement, with a focus on lesbians' contribution to feminism.

Cineffable is 22 this year, and the modern French feminist movement is 40
, but how old are male chauvinism and violence against women? The 2 feature films, 33 shorts and 4 documentaries we've selected provide at least a partial answer: unfortunately, every where and at all times, it's hard to be a women, a feminist, a lesbian. Of course things aren't all bad. You're cordially invited to dance with Edie et Thea, to laugh with the Topp Twins, to sigh with the heroines of Elena Undone, and to get our your tissues for those of Viola di Mare, but still. Sin by Silence reminds that the chauvinist, hetero-normative patriarchy is still powerful and that, now more than ever, we need to raise our consciousnesses, alert the young and stay both unified and vigilant. in a word: feminist.

Enjoy the festival!

Editorial of the Programming Committee

Viola di MareThis year's festival with a very short (s), we offer not less than 33 short films from 15 countries on four continents in four sessions.
But also two feature films, Viola di Mare, previews 2011 (Monday, 8 p.m.), a beautiful Italian movie based on a true story that took place in Sicily in the early nineteenth century. To live his romance with Sara, Angela is forced to change their identity and become, for all to see, Angelo… Elena Undone (Tuesday, 8 p.m.), the new film by Nicole Conn, director of Claire of the Moon, is the romantic movie selection. The friendship between Peyton, a young lesbian woman assumed, and Elena, the wife of an anti gay pastor who has never experienced true love, is transformed gradually into a de vorante passion.
Edie et TheaAnd four documentaries, Edie and Théa: A Very Long Engagement (Monday, 4 p.m.): the directors of The Brandon Teena Story are back with this funny and touching documentary about a great love story. The Edie and Thea who met to 19 years at a dance and that the past 80 years, continue to dance together. Topp Twins Untouchable Girls (Monday, 10 p.m.): The Topp Twins are twin sisters lesbians feminists, country singers and comedians recognized, adored across the country. Topp TwinsThrough their journey, 30-year history of New Zealand ... in chansons.Ce feminist literature is a box when it was released in theaters in the country. Verliebt, verzopft, verwegen (Tuesday, 10 a.m.): In this documentary Agagna numerous awards, a young lesbian wondered about the history of lesbians in the years 50-60 bird, city natale.Après much research, she eventually found three women who agree to testify in front of the camera. Sin by Silence (Tuesday,2 p.m.): A moving documentary on domestic violence. The director films the extraordinary struggle of women imprisoned for life for killing their abusive husbands, who are fighting to help other women break the cycle of violence. Subject: presence of the director and one of the presenters of the documentary.

List of Films Hours Catalog (PDF) - Kit Presse
Debates Poster Exhibition

The year 2010 has seen a number of events honouring the 40th anniversary of the founding of the MLF, the Movement for the Liberation of Women in France.

This edition of Cineffable will also be looking back over the struggle, with a focus on lesbians. Discussions; tributes; individual, selfservice screens providing access to videos from the 70s to today; an expo; a screening dedicated to Carole Rossopoulos... and this special MLF anniversary screening are some of the highlights of the celebration.

Two hours couldn't possibly suffice for an in-depth look at 40 years of struggle, debate, actions and dreams, but we hope these images - ranging from the first modern feminist march to the anniversary festivities, last June - will stimulate memories and re-energise everyone.

We have also saved a special place for a radical lesbian who was essential to our history as feminist lesbians: Michèle Causse.

Y a qu’à pas baiser, documentary of Carole Roussopoulos, France, 1971-73

Lip V : Monique et Christiane (extract), documentary of Carole Roussopoulos, France, 1976

Corps de parole : « J’existe au nom de tout ce qui n’a pas eu lieu ». Michèle Causse. (extract), documentary of Diane Heffernan and Suzanne Vertue, Québec, 1989

Flèche d’Or, 6 juin 2010, 40 ans de MLF, la fête, documentary of Barbara Wolman and Joséfine Ajdelbaum with the pictures of Perrine Rouillon and Anne Faisandier, France, 2010

Atalante Vidéos Féministes, 21 ans d’actualité féministe (extracts), documentary of Denise Brial, France, 1995-2010
Ya qu'à pas baiser
Lip V : Monique et Christiane
Corps de Parole. Michèle Causse
La flèche d'or, 40 ans de féminisme
40 years of MLF, lesbians' historic contribution, a mini-conference based on the posters from Press Movement: 1970 to the present - feminist and lesbian struggles by Michèle Larrouy and Martine Laroche. With Michèle Larrouy, Martine Laroche (unconfirmed) and Suzette Robichon, discussion and guided tour.
40 years of MLF, lesbians' historic contribution
Monday, November 1 - 4 p.m.
Rendez-vous at the Hall Bar at Espace Reuilly
Carole Roussopoulos


Leçon de cinéma : Carole Roussopoulos
of Jackie Buet, 2000

La marche des femmes à Hendaye
of Carole Roussopoulos and Ioana Wieder, 1975

L’inceste, la conspiration des oreilles bouchées
of Carole Roussopoulos, 1988

Des fleurs pour Simone de Beauvoir
of Carole Roussopoulos and Arlène Shale, 2007


With an installation of video screens in Space Reuilly
Cineffable offers movie viewing to the map
(Non-definitive list of films).

The opportunity to see or review
the cult films Carole Roussopoulos

Le F.H.A.R
S.C.U.M Manifesto
Lip : Monique et Christiane
Maso et Miso vont en bateau

As movies less often presented
Yvonne Netter, avocate
Donner, c’est aimer
Qui a peur des Amazones ?
Il faut parler : Portrait de Ruth Fayon
Viol conjugal, viol à domicile
Mariages forcés, plus jamais !

A list of synopses of these films
will be available to guide you.

Web Site de Carole Roussopoulos

Hélène Fleckinger, Jackie Buet

« TV will never represent us, We'll tell our own stories with video »

Video pioneer Carole Roussopoulos shot some hundred-odd documentary films from 1969 to 2009. With a militant video-camera in her fist and a microphone reaching out to those whose voices are never heard, she accompanied and illuminated the various protest movements and struggles of the 70s - anti-imperialist, pro-workers' rights, gay rights, and above all, feminist - with intelligence, enthusiasm and humor.

She sometimes worked alone and sometimes as part of a collective. In 1982, she, Delphine Seyrig and Iona Wieder founded the Simone de Beauvoir Audiovisual Centre, an audiovisual production and archive centre dedicated to women, for which she directed a number of documentaries about women's history.

From 1984, she pursued her combat through her production company, Video Out, giving those who are seldom heard - the disadvantaged, inmates, drug addicts and others - a chance to speak.

After returning to her native Switzerland in 1995, she went on to address other issues that are rarely documented and hard to finance: the elderly, hospice care, organ donations, excision, forced marriages and more.

For this special "Tribute to Carole Roussopoulos", Cineffable presents 3 of her films from different periods, preceded by excerpts from a "Cinema Lesson", an intimate interview she granted at the International Women's Film Festival in Créteil, in 2000. In this "Lesson", Carole Roussopoulos takes a brief but exhilarating look back over her career.
La lecon de cinéma : Carole Roussopoulos
L’inceste, la conspiration des oreilles bouchées
Des fleurs pour Simonde de Beauvoir
Michèle Causse


Corps de parole : « J’existe au nom de tout ce qui n’a pas eu lieu ».
Michèle Causse.
de Diane Heffernan et Suzanne Vertue, Québec, 1989

Michèle Causse, a writer to read
« In order to contradict her epitaph
“Neither read, nor approved of'” »

Suzette Robichon, editor of "Vlasta,
revue des fictions et utopies amazoniennes
" (1983-1985)
founded with Michèle Causse and Sylvie Bompis,
introduce the term of
Michele, writer, translator, nomadic
Suzette Robichon Biography

The writer Françoise Leclère
will present works by Michèle Causse.
Françoise Leclère Web Site

After the meeting the opportunity to
read or reread the theoretical works
Michele Causse

The world as will and representation, i
Une politique textuelle inédite : l'alphalecte
Qui a peur de Valérie Solanas ?
Stratégies d'annulation du genre dans
les paraboles parasites chez Monique Wittig
L'interloquée - Les oubliées de l'oubli - Dé/générée
Quelle lesbienne êtes-vous ?
Contre le sexage

and her novels
Ecrits, voix d'Italie
Dire du corps, corps du dire
Lesbiana, seven portraits
Berthe ou un demi-siècle auprès de l'Amazone
Stèle de Jane Bowles
Rencontre avec Djuna Barnes
Lettres à Omphale
(                       )
À quelle heure est la levée dans le désert ?
Voyages de la Grande Naine en Androssie

and see and hear
in these videos on her Web Site
and on the following Web Sites

To learn more
The page Debates
Michèle Causse Web Site

Diane Heffernan, Françoise Leclère, Sofi Plisson
Suzette Robichon, Suzanne Vertue, Barbara Wolman

« Died several times, I'm not sure to be born. This is why any biography seems a sham. Unreal, or even borrowed from another. What I did not matter to me infinitely more than what I did. So what did not happen. I nevertheless a story, which looks like a geographical map (France, Tunisia, Italy, USA, Caribbean, Canada), all of topoi, vibratory spaces of varying intensities, that return migration images of my existence. But why talk about it? Let me read more. To contradict my epitaph « Neither read, nor approved of' » »

Born, as its name predestined them on the Causses du Lot July 29, 1936 in Martel, she chose to move / born July 29, 2010, with the association Dignitas in Zurich

Michele Causse graduated translator at the University of Paris (Sorbonne), taught briefly in Tunisia, lived ten years in Rome where she studied Chinese and wrote an essay on the status of concubines, maids-in-courtesans Ming novels (unpublished). Back in France, she wrote "L'encontre" which Monique Wittig was the first reader.

She lived for eight years in Martinique and writing on behalf of the Ministry of Women's Rights study on ethno-social stratification of women in Martinique, then in the same island, "Lettres à Omphale" and "(                    )". A briefly lived in New York where she met Djuna Barnes, Jill Johnston, Catherine Stimpson, Joan Nestle, Kate Millett.

Michele Causse has been a visiting professor at Rome (chair of Adult Education), consultant to UNESCO (Department of Literacy, where she used the methodology developed by Alice Ceresa "Unit library"), a visiting professor at Montreal at Concordia University.

She has translated from English and Italian thirty novels (Melville, Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, Mary Daly, Silone, Pavese, Natalia Ginzburg, Alice Ceresa, Luigi Malerba, etc..).

All his work continues under a single "bring about the language point is born" in a search does not dissociate the writing of his theorizing.

Michele Causse leaves 3 new works to be published: two novels "Défigures du soi" and "Les belettes et les boas", and a theoretical text wrote with Katy Barasc, philosopher: "Requiem pour ils et elles : les Sapiens ou la fin d'une imposture", a reflection on the conditions of possibility a new figure of justice by failing sapiential categories of description/prescription assigned to any living subject.

« Submit my books is a challenge to the extent
they should not even exist. »

Michele Causse explained in a paper presented in Toulouse, the Librairie Ombres Blanches. (Only in French)

Signatures Violette and Co
Monday, November 1...
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. •  Manon Loisvaine for her novel A l'épreuve de ma vie (Editions gaies et lesbiennes)
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. •  Delphine Pisciotta for La souffrance d'aimer (poetry)
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. •  Cae for her CD Daughters of the Dust
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. •  Natacha Chetcuti for her trial Se dire lesbienne. Mode de vie en couple, sexualité et représentation de soi (Payot)

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