SYNOPSIS

BLUE JEAN. BLUE JEAN won four BIFAs in December and is nominated at the London Critics’ Circle Awards for Breakthrough Filmmaker.

Releasing in LGBTQ+ History month (February), BLUE JEAN is set in England, 1988 – Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government are about to pass a law stigmatising gays and lesbians, forcing Jean, a PE teacher, to live a double life. As pressure mounts from all sides, the arrival of a new girl at school catalyses a crisis that will challenge Jean to her core.

BIFA Best Lead Performance winner Rosy McEwen (THE ALIENIST), plays Jean alongside BIFA Best Supporting Performance winner Kerrie Hayes (THE RESPONDER) and newcomer Lucy Halliday as Lois.  Stacy Abalogun (DEATH ON THE NILE), Lydia Page (THE WORST WITCH), Amy Booth-Steel (CALL THE MIDWIFE) and Farrah Cave round out the outstanding British cast.

In addition to Lead and Supporting Performance, BLUE JEAN also won Best Debut Screenwriter for Oakley and Best Casting for Shaheen Baig at BIFA and has received further acclaim at multiple festivals across Europe including the People’s Choice Award in the Giornate degli Autori at the Venice Film Festival.

Filmed in the North-East of England, BLUE JEAN is produced by Hélène Sifre with backing by BBC Film and the BFI (awarding National Lottery funding), in association with Great Point Media.  It was developed with the support of BBC Film.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

February 10, 2023

DIRECTOR

Georgia Oakley

WRITER

Georgia Oakley

COMPANY

Altitude Film Distribution

GENRE

Drama

CERT

15

RUNTIME

97 minutes

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