Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival 2020

Odyssey: Best British 1

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4 films in package
Queens.
The story follows Michael, played by Ian Hart (Harry Potter, The Last Kingdom, Noughts & Crosses), a quiet man not used to grand gestures of emotion, as he embarks on an extraordinary journey one evening after work. By following his heart, Michael finds himself part of the drag community and his understanding of family will change forever.
Go Home Polish.
Photographic artist Michal Iwanowski sets out on a gruelling walk across Europe, back to Poland, the place he was born. He’s previously walked over 2,000 kilometres tracing his grandfather’s escape from the Russian Gulag, but this walk is even more personal. He’s feeling the negative impact of Brexit Britain and his mother is worried about him. Cardiff has been home for 18 years, he thought he was accepted and embraced there, something he didn’t feel back in Poland as he's gay. So where is home now?
Wings.
A heartwarming LGBTQ+ love story that spans over six decades, between two Land Army girls during World War II. A partly silent film, accompanied by a beautiful score, starring BAFTA award-winning actresses Miriam Margolyes, and fifties film legend, Virginia Mckenna.
Paint the Dragons' Eyes.
Black British Oscar-winning filmmaker James Lucas makes his directorial debut in this visually-arresting, empathetic and witty film parable about Modern Britain and current ruptures in it's society. Arthur and Otto are late for a very important wedding in the English countryside. Setting off on Otto's chopper 'Excalibur', they encounter a number of obstacles, mankind and environmental, that will test their determination and will. Inspired by the paintings of Turner and Constable and ancient Chinese philosophy, Paint the Dragons Eyes is a story that opposes populism and prejudice and espouses social equality and empathy.
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Whether it’s the long wait for a reunion, a trip plagued by setbacks or a pilgrimage for answers, these films navigate desire, racism, family and what we hope to find at the end of the line.

Queens is a story about family. Set in the coastal town of Margate, England, Queens explores what happens when two very different worlds come together.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    18 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    UK
  • Director
    Nick Bechman
  • Screenwriter
    Dan Bolland and Nick Bechman
  • Producer
    Kit Patrick and Josh Dylan