WHEN PRIDE CAME TO TOWN

By Julie LUNDE LILLESÆTER, Julia DAHR

BFI FLARE - as FEST

LGBT - Completed 2018


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BFI Flare 2021
Minds - Shorts
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • LGBT
    • Countries
    • NORWAY
    • Languages
    • NORWEGIAN
    • Duration
    • 18 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Julie LUNDE LILLESÆTER, Julia DAHR
    • Producer(s)
    • Jonas BRENNA, Julie LUNDE LILLESÆTER, Julia DAHR
    • Synopsis
    • Logline: After leaving his rural hometown to escape homophobia, Bjørn-Tore returns decades later to participate in its first Pride parade. A provocative yet heartwarming story about the clash between conservatism and sexual freedom in one of Europe’s most liberal countries. We meet 52-year old Norwegian Bjørn-Tore, who fled to the big city in order to escape the everyday homophobia he experienced in his rural hometown. When the very same village is hosting Norway's first rural Pride parade, Bjørn-Tore is filled with mixed emotions about returning. Tension rise as a local church group organize an anti-LGBTQ rally, just weeks before the parade.