Gender Awareness Week Film Screening: Ma Vie en Rose / My Life in Pink
As part of Gender Awareness Week, the Centre for Women's and Gender Research and HIF-2160, we invite students and staff to an open screening of the 1998 film "Ma Vie en Rose"/ "My Life in Pink" (Alain Berliner). The film will be followed by commentary and discussion.
Filmmaker's synopsis: Seven-year-old Ludovic (Georges Du Fresne) announces to his startled parents, Pierre (Jean-Philippe Écoffey) and Hanna (Michèle Laroque), that he is in fact a girl. His parents first view his newfound taste for girls' clothes and toys as a harmless phase, but as other neighborhood parents grow concerned -- particularly Albert (Daniel Hanssens), Pierre's prudish boss and the father of Jerome (Julien Rivière), the boy Ludovic has decided he wants to marry -- they take steps to "cure" him.
(In French with English subtitles)