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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Pride

Fortnight 2014, Feature film, 1h57

Synopsis

It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners, and later sets off in a mini bus headed for a mining village in deepest Wales to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

Director

Matthew Warchus

Matthew Warchus is a director of theatre, opera and film. He has directed critically acclaimed productions for all the major British theatre companies and has won numerous Olivier and Tony Awards. His productions include Matilda The Musical, God of Carnage and Boeing Boeing. Pride is his second feature film.

Andrew Scott
Bill Nighy
Dominic West
Imelda Staunton
Paddy Considine

Screenplay
Stephen Beresford

Image
Tat Radcliffe

Sound
Martin Trevis

Editing
Melanie Oliver

Music
Christopher Nightingale

Set decoration
Simon Bowles

Production :
Proud Films Ltd
14 Lancaster Road
W11 1QP UK Londres – Royaume-Uni

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Pathé International
Tél : +33 1 71 72 33 05
sales@patheinternational.com
www.patheinternational.com

Distribution :
Pathé Distribution
Tél : +33 1 71 72 32 00
aurelien.icovic@pathe.com
www.pathefilms.com

Presse / publicist :
Etienne Lerbret
Tél : +33 1 53 75 17 07
Cell : +33 6 60 97 34 45
etiennelerbret@orange.fr

International press :
Pathe UK
Sophie Glover
Tél : +44 7917 045875
Sophie.glover@pathe-uk.com

Title in Original Version : Pride

Press release

PRIDE de/by Matthew WARCHUS
So many inspirational, feel-good notes / Variety
A funny, no-punches-pulled tale / The Guardian
Roar of approval, a standing ovation and a fair few tears / The Times
Affoler la Margaret / Libération
The film is funny, warm-hearted and enormously satisfying / The Hollywood Reporter
Le meilleur film / Culturebox
Résolument optimiste / Rtl
Film cast full of Pride for their Cannes screen debut / London Evening Standard
Why I made a romcom about gay activists and striking miners / The Guardian
A rousing, irresistible celebration of the alliance forged between striking miners and lesbian and gay activists / Screen Daily
It’s a really, really good example of the genre / IndieWire