Great Britain 1984: a head to head battle between Margaret Thatcher’s government and the Miner’s Union, which has brought about seemingly unending strike action. A group of gay and lesbian activists with the acronym LGSM (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners) decides to raise funds during Gay Pride to give to the families of the miners. But the unions, fearing negative public opinion, refuse the offer. The activists decide to get round the problem by going directly to the strikers, and organise a trip in order to take the raised funds to a small Welsh mining village. It will be the beginning of an unexpected (and explosive) alliance between the two initially alien communities, united by a common objective.
Pride is based on true events: “I’ve been hearing this story for 20 years,” the screenwriter Stephen Beresford tells the Guradian newspaper, “and it had become a legend in the gay community. But it had become a type of Chinese whispers: I didn’t know whether to believe it or not. I thought: if it is true, one day I will tell the story.” Hysterical and moving at the same tile, Pride is more a political film than gay film: a tale of solidarity and common battle to change the world. A star-studded cast including some of the best British talent: Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Harry Potter), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz, The Bourne Ultimatum), Dominic West (The Wire), Andrew Scott (Locke) and Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, Harry Potter, Maleficent, Little Britain). The film won the Queer Palm at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.