Proud

Proud

Philippe Faucon • France • 2018

The 1980s. Working-class Charles and Martine’s only son Victor is about to graduate high school. While visiting his father’s place of work one day, Victor is caught hooking up with Sélim, another boy. In spite of his left-leaning politics, Charles cannot accept his son’s sexuality, causing a fissure in the family that never fully heals. On the brink of the new millenium, civil unions are legal in France. Yet Victor and his older partner, Serge, face one obstacle after another while attempting to expand their family through adoption.

Tracing the experiences of several characters over the course of three decades, Proud offers a compelling reminder that the struggle for gay rights occurred in both broad political, and intimately personal, acts. This three-part mini-series from César-winning filmmaker Philippe Faucon won the Best TV Series Jury and Audience Awards at Los Angeles’s Colcoa French Film Festival.

Proud
  • Proud - Episode 1

    Philippe Faucon • France • 2018

    In 1981, it was still illegal to be gay in France. PROUD tells the story of three generations of the same family who represent the seismic social changes that took place in just three decades.

  • Proud - Episode 2

    Philippe Faucon • France • 2018

    September 1998. Victor wants to start a family. Victor makes a request for adoption in his name, claiming to be heterosexual and single to give him and Serge more chance. A social worker visits their home to check that Victor is a good candidate for adoption, whi...

  • Proud - Episode 3

    Philippe Faucon • France • 2018

    2013. The ultimate show-down between Charles, Victor and Diego takes place at Charles’s place. Finally, the three generations sit down to talk and try to understand each another. A few days later, the law on same-sex marriage is passed.