2021 8th PRIDE LGBTQ+ Film Virtual Festival
Portsmouth Film Show screened four films for its annual Pride LGBTQ+ Film Festival in February. Online films will be Free to UoP Staff, students and our members/followers. The virtual fetival supported by BFI FAN, University of Portsmouth LGBTQ+ Staff Network , FilmCrew4u, Peccadillo Pictures and Portsmouth Partnership Foundation.
Saturday 6 Feb 7pm 50 Years Legal (2018) 15 Documentary /77min
Leading activists and commentators explore the changes that have taken place since homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK in 1967 and the influence of gay culture on society. The film is a valuable contribution to LGBT history and to the broader battle against prejudice that is central to how Western society has evolved in recent decades. ( TBCwith an opening talk video from uni rep) https://vimeo.com/ondemand/50yearslegal
Post-film discussion: Saturday, 6 February⋅20:15 – 21:30
13 Feb 7pm Monsoon (2020 UK 12A / 85 Minutes
Kit returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old when his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. Struggling to make sense of himself in a city he’s no longer familiar with, he embarks on a personal journey across the country that opens up the possibility for friendship, love and happiness. The film is a rich and poignant exploration of the struggle for identity in a place where the past weighs heavily on the present. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/monsoonfilm
Post-film discussion: Saturday, 13 February⋅20:30 – 22:00
20 Feb 7pm Cocoon (2021) 15/ German | Subtitles: English, 93 mins
Falling in love was never on the cards. Nora, a shy Berlin girl, was always hanging around in the shadow of her older sister, attempting to fit in with her friends; image obsessed girls who only care about looks and immature guys who think insults are the best way to a girl’s heart. Nora has her own way of looking at the world, when she meets Romy she realises why and instantly falls for her. Forging her own identity Nora no longer feels invisible. A true depiction of the trials and triumphs of female adolescence, Cocoon is a raw and honest coming-of-age tale https://vimeo.com/ondemand/cocoonfilm
Saturday, 20 February⋅20:45 – 22:00
27 Feb 7pm A Perfectly Normal Family Danish/ Subtitles: English | 97 min
Emma (11) has a perfectly normal family until one day it turns out her dad, Thomas (Mikkel Følsgaard, Oscar nominee A Royal Affair and Land of Mine), is transgender. As Thomas becomes Agnete, both father and daughter struggle to hold on to what they had, while accepting that everything has changed. (two weeks view available) https://selz.co/S1X69BG.