26/09/2014 Awards

THE NEW GIRLFRIEND receives the Sebastiane award

San Sebastian International Film Festival

GEHITU, the Basque Association of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transexuals has decided to grant the Sebastiane award to The New Girlfriend. François Ozon proposes a game apparently frivolous, but that calls into question the labels and roles of masculinity and femininity. The jury appreciates the contribution of this film to move towards a personal liberation, that could reaffirm the identity of every person. Ozon claims with this film that all children are entitled to have their families recognized on the basis of the same respect, regardless of who are their families made up of. The jury is not insensitive to the situation of LGBT families in France, who, as in many other countries, are still subject to discrimination and social controversy.