Pride is one of those films that comes along every now and again that captivates the audience from the very beginning and manages to maintain their undivided attention for the duration.

Set in the mid-eighties, Pride is based on the true story of a group of Gays & Lesbians who support and raise money for a small Mining town in Wales, during the mining strike of the Thatcher era in the UK.

An inspiring story, brought to life by a fantastic ensemble cast including Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Joe Gilgun, who breathe plenty of laughs into this real-life drama.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll give a standing ovation when the credits roll and the entire audience will also be clapping and cheering, which is stupid because it’s a film, not a play – seriously, who are you clapping at?

In short, it’s probably not only the best, but also the most important film you’ll see this year – not to mention the cracking eighties soundtrack and brilliantly flamboyant costumes.

Pride open in cinemas Friday September 12th


Cian Taaffe