Iris Prize short film to screen at Vue Cinemas before Brokeback Mountain as part of BFI LOVE Season.
Aban + Khorshid a short film celebrating LOVE from the Iris Prize archive of 250 titles will screen next week before Brokeback Mountain at 54 Vue Cinemas across the UK.
Aban + Khorshid (above) a short film celebrating LOVE from the Iris Prize archive of 250 titles will screen next week before Brokeback Mountain at 54 Vue Cinemas across the UK. Inspired by true events, Aban + Khorshid is an intimate portrait of two lovers, glimpsing into the world in which they met, moments before their execution for being gay. “We are delighted to be working with the Iris Prize. The partnership builds on the strength of Iris Prize in identifying quality short films, and the Vue’s capacity in reaching a UK wide audience through our network of cinemas. Screening a short film before a feature is a great way to introduce audiences to new stories and experiences,” said Paul Sweeney, Vue Cinemas. “We are committed to introducing more people to LGBT films. Screening Aban + Khorshid, which was highly commended by the Iris Prize International Jury, at 54 Vue Cinemas across the UK is an amazing opportunity for the film to reach a new audience,” said Berwyn Rowlands from the Iris Prize. “The film is intensely moving and is a reminder that today gay men are still being killed just for being gay. This film makes a strong political statement about LGBT human rights,” he added. Strategic Manager for Film Hub Wales, Hana Lewis, commented: "It’s significant that audiences across the UK will have the opportunity to see a moving LGBT title like Aban and Khorshid, as part of Iris’ BFI LOVE programme, in partnership with VUE. It’s our aim to present innovative seasons for audiences to look out for, regardless of where they live. By working in partnership with our members, like Iris, we’re able to bring diverse films to people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to see them. Audiences will have many chances to discover their love for film this autumn during the BFI LOVE season." Aban + Khorshid will screen at 54 VUE Cinemas across the UK on TUESDAY 24 November. Aban + Khorshid (12A) Dir: Darwin Serink Country: USA, Time: 14m, Year: 2014 Inspired by true events, Aban + Khorshid is an intimate portrait of two lovers, glimpsing into the world in which they met, moments before their execution for being gay. LINKS: Aban + Khorshid trailer Vue Cinemas BFI LOVE