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PRIDE TO CLOSE DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

pridePride, the uplifting British comedy drama inspired by a remarkable true story, directed by Matthew Warchus, has been selected to close Directors’ Fortnight at the 2014 International Cannes Film Festival on 23rd May.

Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott and Paddy Considine, Pride is set in 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. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

So…They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus 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.

PRIDE is released in UK Cinemas on September 12th