2019 Programme

Iris Industry: Leaving Lenin (Gadael Lenin)

Wed 09 Oct 2019, 16:30
USW ATRiuM Theatre
See Leaving Lenin & hear from Pauline Williams, one of Wales' most prolific producers

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. Chairing the session: Berwyn Rowlands

Film: 4.30pm
Talk: 6pm

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.