Leaving Lenin is the story of Welsh school students on a life-changing educational trip to Russia. This 1993 film was a ground-breaking moment for the depiction of LGBT+ characters and stories in Welsh-language cinema. Stick around after the screening to hear from the film’s producer, Pauline Williams, co-director of the production company Gaucho, talk about her lengthy career in film and television.
Iris isn’t just a celebration of LGBT+ storytelling from around the world, it’s also an opportunity for filmmakers to share experience and expertise. The Iris Industry talks bring industry professionals together to talk about their careers and field questions from visiting filmmakers and filmgoers. This year’s programme of talks are sponsored by the University of South Wales.