Blue Jean

Georgia Oakley

Talents UK 97 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

England, 1988. 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 girl at school catalyses a crisis that will challenge Jean to her core.

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Themes

LoveEuropean CinemaFemale DirectorFeminismHistoryLGTBIFirst Feature

Filmmaker

Georgia Oakley

She is a screenwriter and director with a particular fondness for convention defying, female-led narratives. Her award-winning shorts have screened at dozens of international festivals including SXSW, Tribeca (where Little Bird was nominated for Best Narrative Short), 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 with her debut feature, Blue Jean, starring Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday. Georgia is currently developing her second feature with BBC Film. Alongside this, she is co-adapting a novel by Anna Hope for June Films; the film will be directed by Clémence Poésy. Blue Jean will receive its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2022.

Filmography: Blue Jean (2022, D'A 2023), We Did Not Fall from the Sky (short film, 2018), Little Bird (short film, 2017), Callow & Sons (short film, 2014), Frayed (short film, 2013), Hush (short film, 2012)

Georgia Oakley

Film information

Director: Georgia Oakley
Script: Georgia Oakley
Contact: Surtsey Films
With: Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday
Country: UK
Year: 2022
Format: DCP
Length: 97 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2023

Awards

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
Giornate Degli Autori Audience Award

THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL
Best Actress

SEVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Award
Women in Focus Award

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
Best Lead Performance
Best Supporting Performance
Best Debut Screenwriter
Best Casting

Poster

Blue Jean