Period films are timeless masterpieces that people rarely tire of. The performance is always at the top, but unfortunately, the happy ending is not guaranteed. These stories highlight the harsh reality of times that are not necessarily far from our current era. Unmatchable of the best ways to do justice to so many untold stories is through art. If you are passionate about these types of narratives, Wings is Jamie Weston’s latest film release — A lesbian film written by Jamie Weston and Carla Fraser and set in times of war. Starring the talented Miriam Margolyes, the film won the Co-op Audience Award at Iris 2020 and is now available to watch free for a limited 12-month period on All4. Click here for free access to Wings on Channel 4.
The hard work put into making this film paid off with numerous benefits bestowed on this production by winning this important award. Iris is a renowned LGBT+ organization in the UK that supports filmmakers and storytellers every year by holding the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival in Cardiff, Wales. You can contribute to Iris’ incredible work by donating so they can not only support LGBT+ movies being made but also continue to run their community outreach projects successfully. Click here to find out more about Iris and the international queer film festival. Read on to learn more about Wings and find videos below:
WINGS (UK, 2020)
Directed by Jamie Weston
Synopsis: A heartwarming LGBTQ+ love story that spans over six decades, between two Land Army girls during World War II. A partly silent film, accompanied by a beautiful score, starring BAFTA award-winning actresses.
Watch the trailer and click here to find out more.
Watch a thank you message from Carla Fraser, co-writer and producer of Wings.
Watch the Iris Prize Podcast: Episode 3, which features Jamie Weston, the director of Wings, talking with Lucy Smith.
Lesflicks encourages all of our period films-loving subscribers to watch Wings. We would love to see it coming to Lesflicks VOD and be able to bring this content globally. Similarly, each one of us at Lesflicks is eager to bring all lesbian period films to the platform and make so many queer women happy by putting all these titles in one place. Do you have any period movie in mind? We value your opinion very much. If you don’t know this by now, your voice is a driving force and we can make great things happen for the good of the LBTQ community. What’s on your mind? Find us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
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Barbara is a researcher and independent analyst passionate about film, editing, and writing. Upon graduating from high school, she went to film school where she was certified as an actress in audiovisual media. In search of opportunities to put her creativity into practice, she volunteered to be a member of the Lesflicks family.