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Bristol Pride 2017 Shorts Programme

The quality of the latest Iris Prize shorts has been incredible, the Queer Vision have worked to pick a selection of the best from the 2016 Festival and we present these across two screening.Click here to jump to programme 2: Just Let Go!

Programme 1: Honesty’s Edge | Sunday 2 July

Join us for the first of our Iris Prize short screenings with Honesty’s Edge. We present stories heart felt, shocking and funny, all taken to a point where courage and conviction is called for.

Films:
Ingrid Ekman, Bergsgatan 4B
67 year old Ingrid has decided to deal with cancer on her own. She retreats from the outside world and it retreats from her – apart from sporadic visits from the home care services. But then home care employee Frida knocks on her door and awakens feelings that Ingrid can’t shut out. This sophisticated and raw portrayal was an obvious Lili-winner at MIX COPENHAGEN LGBT Film Festival.

 
 
Kasper X: If I had a soul
If I had a soul is a short film that follows Kaspar’s personal journey through his conversations with his family, his friends and with God, as he connects with his inner self and comes to terms with being a trans-man.

 

 

Vamanous
What outfit do you want to be buried in? That’s the question at the center of this film about gay Latinas, one Catholic mother, and a vintage Armani suit.

 

 

G-O Clock
Alex is a gay paramedic who saves lives on the London chemsex scene, but can he save himself from it?

 
 

 

Balcony
Tina, a troubled teenage girl, is attracted to Dana, an Afghani girl, whom Tina tells us is oppressively victimised by her controlling substance abusing father, Karim. Initially, we trust Tina and admire her protectiveness of Dana from the other kids at school and on the violent estate, but as we watch their friendship blossom we come to suspect that something is off.

 
 
Sunday Lunch (Le Repas Dominical)
It’s Sunday, which means James goes over to his parents’ house for the usual family meal. The family ask questions, but don’t listen to James’ answers. The family give James advice, which they themselves don’t follow. In this extremely funny film, Celine Devaux explores the tradition of the family Sunday lunch and a situation we can all relate to!

 

Programme 2: Just Let Go | Monday 3 July

To be who you are, can you? To get what you want, should you? Just Let Go! is our second shorts outing from Iris Prize and is a collection of films capturing moments, big and small, delicate and powerful.

Films:
Great escape
A woman considers an alternate path her life might take if she decides to follow her heart.

 

 


Sign
A woman considers an alternate path her life might take if she decides to follow her heart.

 

Oh be Joyful
Sophie is a full-time, live-in carer for her terminally ill Nana, RITA. Their days trickle by in a series of mundane tasks: meal times, medicines and bad cable TV. It’s not an exciting life, but it’s theirs. And despite their constant bickering, their love for one another is deep and unwavering.

 

The Carer
Ari, a sophisticated and urbane gay man, moves into a Care Home and encounters Beau, the beautiful, heterosexual, illiterate former thief who is now his Carer. Their unlikely meeting changes the future for both of them.

 


Balcony
Tina, a troubled teenage girl, is attracted to Dana, an Afghani girl, whom Tina tells us is oppressively victimised by her controlling substance abusing father, Karim. Initially, we trust Tina and admire her protectiveness of Dana from the other kids at school and on the violent estate, but as we watch their friendship blossom we come to suspect that something is off.

 

B
The true story of „B.“: Torn between a cold relationship with K. and her feelings for another woman, shy and insecure B. is heading for a disaster. For too long she has suppressed her desire and lived a lie. But is it really too late for B. to follow her heart?