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Illegal Love

Illegal Love

A Feature film by Julie Gali

Produced by Petite Maison Production

Production year : 2011


    United States, November 4th, 2008. On the same day that Barack Obama is elected President of the United States, an inspiring and historic moment, Proposition 8 is passed in California. For the homosexual community, it is an abrupt awakening. Gay marriages become illegal again. The day after the election, spontaneous demonstrations break out across California. In an electric atmosphere, a whole community is chanting: “Gay! Straight! Black! White! Marriage is a civil right!”
    Through a series of encounters between supporters and opponents of Proposition 8, as well as through portraits of families and couples concerned by this abrupt change, ILLEGAL LOVE is a journey into the heart of American society. It’s the discovery of a local issue with international repercussions.

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Petite Maison Production

    Co-production :

    Le Protocole Gali



    • Queer Palm, Cannes 2011
    • Project Arts Center, Dublin 2011
    • FIPA 2011
    • FIC Valdivia 2011

    Full credits (4)

    Editor :

    Tessa Louise-Salomé

    Artistic director :

    Tessa Louise-Salomé

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    Feature film

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Posters (1)