Femme | Reel Lives

Femme | Reel Lives

Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry

Admission: £6 + booking fee

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£6 + booking fee

Run Times & Intervals

1hr 39mins

Age Guidance


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Jules’ (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) life and career as a drag queen is destroyed by a homophobic attack...

But after a chance encounter with his attacker, the deeply closeted Preston (George MacKay), he is presented with the opportunity to exact revenge. Unrecognisable out of his wig and make-up, Jules infiltrates Preston’s life and in doing so discovers the lines of seduction, revenge and power are blurred.

Winner of three BIFAs.

Femme feels derived from the minimalism of a black-box performance space, in the best possible manner, as McKay and Stewart-Jarrett thrash at and stalk one another with a heavy-breathed intimacy, which the big screen also amplifies to a tee..” David Katz, Cineuropa.

2023. UK. Directors: Sam H. Freeman, Ng Choon Ping. Cast: George MacKay, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Aaron Heffernan. Duration: 1hr 39mins. Cert: 18.