• Royal Exchange (The)
  • Perfect Strangers
  • O Outro Lado do Paraíso
  • Checkmate
  • To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor
  • Pinsky
  • I Am They
  • Tranny Fag
  • Mario
  • Malila: The Farewell Flower
  • Air
  • Uncle David 2
  • My Own Private Hell
  • Paternal Rites
  • Cherry Grove Stories
  • M/M
  • Ice King (The)
  • Collateral
  • Trauma
  • Chi (The)
  • Voices of the Silenced
  • Marriage (The)
  • Who Will Save The Roses?
  • Mi Mejor Amigo
  • McMafia
  • Transformation Street
  • Grimsey
  • Frig
  • Greatest Showman (The)
  • Aria
  • That Night of November
  • Marilyn
  • River's Edge
  • Touch Me Not
  • L'Animale
  • Heiresses (The)
  • Red Cow
  • Paris Education (A)
  • Hard Paint
  • High Fantasy


France, French, 60 mins

  • Director: Émilie Jouvet

CGiii Comment

Shot entirely on smartphones and set against the backdrop of the conservative backlash to France’s 2012 bill to legalize same-sex marriage, Aria is about individual voices accompanying one another to convey the complicated melody of LGBTQ parenthood. Beginning with poetic detachment – the alarm clocks and track squeals of a life lived for procreation, the radio blather and homophobic protests of the vocally small-minded, the blood drops of a miscarriage – the film emerges into an intimate series of portraits that personalize the political. Interviewees across the spectrum of age and gender lean over the director’s belly and speak their truths about such issues as their desire (or lack thereof) to become a parent, adoption, fertility issues, and the Kafkaesque bureaucracy of insemination. What emerges is so much more powerful than the screams of a crowd. It’s the multivalent voice of understanding. – Michael Belcher

Vouloir un enfant est un désir partagé par des millions de personnes, quels que soit leur genre ou leur orientation sexuelle.
Oui mais..en France, quand on est lesbienne, gay ou trans, comment fait-on pour devenir parent alors que les lois nous en empêchent ?


ARIA LE FILM Bande annonce 1 from emilie jouvet on Vimeo.

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