Cannes Day 10

Posted 23 May 2014

My final day here in Cannes was a perfect ending to the festival really. I had time for one final film and opted to attempt the queue for 'Pride' in the Director's Fortnight. After a tense, will we won't we, queue we finally made it in and it was the most worthwhile queue ever!

This film is astounding! Funny, sad, poignant and with a massive heart this tale of the LGSM and the Miners in one small South Wales village during the strike of 84 will be a sure fire hit at home. There wasn't a dry eye in the house and calls from the audience for screenings at parliaments around Europe were wilding applauded. The reaction from this audience was the biggest I have heard this year and was true unadulterated joy and love for the work.

This British film makes me incredibly proud and as they mentioned in the q&a has the capacity to start a revolution of kindness, support and solidarity.

Signing out from Cannes 2014, a good year!

joan parsons

Joan Parsons

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