© Stéphane Riethauser
© Stéphane Riethauser

MADAME – Stéphane Riethauser

SUL, SOL e SAL, Loulé / Sat 15 APR 17h00

Film / Documentary / 94' / M12 / Free Admission

A grandmother and her grandson engage in an intimate conversation, exploring gender, sexuality and transmission of identity. A family saga based on private archive footage, MADAME offers a dialogue between this extravagant matriarch and her gay grandson, challenging the taboos of gender and sexuality.

Stéphane Riethauser was born in 1972 in Geneva, Switzerland and lives in Berlin. He holds a law degree from the University of Geneva. Over the years, he has been working as a teacher, gay activist, photographer, editor, journalist and translator. Riethauser is the author of A visage découvert, a photography book about coming out (Ed. Slatkine, 2000). Between 2003 and 2008, he worked for Swiss Radio Television RTS as a journalist and director. In 2007, Riethauser launched his production company – Lambda Prod – and started working as an independent filmmaker.