Blue Jean (2023)
Director: Georgia Oakley Run Time: 97 min. Release Year: 2023
Starring: Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday, Lydia Page, Rosy McEwen, Stacy Abalogun
Country: United Kingdom
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival where it won the Giornate Degli Autori People’s Choice award.
It’s England, 1988, and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government is about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians, forcing Jean, a gym teacher, to live a double life. As pressure mounts from all sides, the arrival of a new student catalyzes a crisis that will challenge Jean to her core.
“crisply evokes that climate of politically propagated homophobia without preserving it in amber: It effectively puts the past in tacit dialogue with the present”
—Guy Lodge, Variety
About the filmmaker:
Georgia Oakley is a screenwriter and director with a particular fondness for convention-defying, female-led narratives. Her shorts have screened at dozens of international festivals, including SXSW, Tribeca, New York Film Festival and Galway Film Fleadh. She was mentored by Desiree Akhavan on the BFI Flare scheme and was selected for Berlinale Talents and iFeatures.
Her feature directorial debut Blue Jean (2023) premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival where it won the Giornate Degli Autori People’s Choice award. It was nominated for the BAFTA Film Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer and won four British Independent Film Awards.See our upcoming films