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Blue Jean Programme 2022

by Georgia Oakley Feature Film Competition

Northern England, 1988. Jean is an exemplary sports teacher: Professional, motivated and respected by her students. No one suspects that she is leading a double life. But Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government has just passed a law that stigmatises homosexuals and could cost Jean her job. While she feels increasingly observed in everyday school life, she dives headlong into the LGBTQ club scene at night together with her friend Viv. When Jean meets one of her new students at a lesbian bar, she is faced with a drastic decision. In atmospheric images, director Georgia Oakley takes us right to the heart of England's politically conservative – and musically exciting – culture of the late 1980s.

About the director(s)

Georgia Oakley is a British screenwriter and director whose work focuses on narratives led by female characters. Her award-winning short films like LITTLE BIRD (2017) and WE DID NOT FALL FROM THE SKY (2018) have screened at numerous international film festivals, including SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival and New York Film Festival. BLUE JEAN, her debut feature-length fiction film, had its world premiere at Venice.

Filmography (selection): Blue Jean (2022) | We Did Not Fall from the Sky (short film, doc, 2018) | Little Bird (short film, 2017) | Callow & Sons (short film, 2014) | Frayed (short film, 2013) | Hush (short film, 2012)


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Time Venue

18:30* Kosmos 1

13:15* Corso 4

16:15 Kosmos 6

20:45 Corso 4

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: UK, 2022
  • Runtime: 97 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Georgia Oakley
  • Cast: Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday
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  • Screenplay: Georgia Oakley
  • Cinematography: Victor Seguin
  • Editor: Izabella Curry
  • Music: Chris Roe
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  • Producers: Hélène Sifre, Marie-Elena Dyche, Eva Yates, Louise Ortega, Jim Reeve
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  • Production Company: Kleio Films
  • World Sales: Film Constellation
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