It is the summer 30 years ago. The Iron Lady, Maggi Thatcher, swinging her strict scepter over the British*. England mining and miners have been fighting for months for fairer wages, but the Prime Minister remains hard. A report in the news brings the gay activist Mark Austin on a brilliant idea: solidarity! Swiftly he founded the “LGSM, Lesbians and gays who support the Miners” initiative. He rounds up his London gay – lesbian scene and pushes them to pic plastic buckets and take them on a demo to collect for the miners. The buckets are filled quickly, but the further fraternization is full of pitfalls …
Funny and lovingly told by Regiesseur Matthew Warchus, Pride shows the cautious approach of two very different groups of smugs, outsiders, in the UK. The film touches the heart, although it has not much depth, but there’s no need, it ‘s just well written and amusing, well laced with a touch of British Humor; a perfect feel-good-movie. Premiered at the Film Festival in Cannes, where it was celebrated with standing ovations, it’s now nominated for the British Independent Film Award, BAFTA Award.
The award ceremony will take place on February 8th, at Historic Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Then we find out who has made the race for the coveted trophie … DVD and Blu-ray from PRIDE planed to appear on March 13 !
*hm-you’re using this expression in english?