The Queen of Ireland
- Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:15
The Queen of Ireland - Ireland, 2015, 86’
Director: CONOR HORGAN
Irish director Conor Horgan started his career as a photographer before breaking into the world of motion pictures. After directing over 70 commercials, his first short film The Last Times (2002) was screened and took home multiple awards at the Cork International Festival. The Queen of Ireland is Horgan’s first feature documentary.
How one man in a dress is changing the world? Panti Pandora Bliss is many things: part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit, she’s a wittily incisive performer with charisma to burn who is regarded as one of the best drag queens in the business. Created by Rory O’Neill, Panti is also an accidental activist and in her own words “a court jester, whose duty is to say the unsayable.” Over the last few years Rory has become a figurehead for LGBT rights in Ireland and since the recent scandal around Pantigate, his fight for equality and against homophobia has been recognised all around the world.
The film won the Best Irish Film and Best Documentary awards at the 2015 Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards.
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