Iris on the Move

Part of our Cinema in Manchester and the North guide

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Iris on the Move, online, 4 2020–28 February 2021, free entry - Visit now

Now in its 15th year, Cardiff’s Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival has teamed up with All4 to showcase the best of the fest to the rest of the UK.

Produced in association with Peccadillo Pictures, Iris on the Move features all fifteen of the Best British shortlisted short films, split across three distinct themed programmes — “Odyssey”, “Two Steps Forward” and “Life Cycles” — for you to watch for free on demand.

There’s a striking variety on offer, with work that explores the spectrum of LGBT+ experience. Films such as Jamie Weston’s Wings, which chronicles a a six-decade love story that begins wit two World War II Land Army Girls, sit alongside Matt Mahmood-Ogston’s My God, I’m Queer a film asking “Can you be Muslim and gay?”

Meanwhile Adam Tyler’s Just Me, looks at conversation that occurs when one half of a couple comes out as non-binary, and Rosanagh Griffiths’ Cindy, in which the eponymous character performs in drag for the first time, with mixed results.

Iris on the Move, online

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