In 1988, Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government is about to pass the notorious Section 28, outlawing the “promotion of homosexuality” in schools. The atmosphere of oppression forces Jean, a PE teacher, to live a double life, struggling to reconcile her relationship and friendships in the gay community with the prejudice and ignorance of her family and colleagues. As pressure mounts from all sides, the arrival of a new girl at school catalyses a crisis that will challenge Jean to her core.
Starring Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday
Dir Georgia Oakley | UK | 97 mins | 15 – TBC | English language
AWARDS & FESTIVAL
British Independent Film Awards: Winner, Best Lead Performance, Best Supporting Performance, Best Debut Screenwriter; Nominee, Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Breakthrough Performance
London Film Festival: Nominee, First Feature Competition
Venice Film Festival: Nominee, Director’s Award, Best Debut Film, Queer Lion
Venice Film Festival: Winner, People’s Choice Award
“Considering the stranglehold transphobia has on British culture currently, BLUE JEAN feels all the more impactful as a cautionary tale of how this intolerance only breeds hatred and hurt.” Hannah Strong, Little White Lies
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