Wings sees LGBTQI legend Miriam Margolyes star in a love story that spans over six decades
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
Wings, directed by Jamie Weston, has been confirmed the winner of the inaugural Co-op Audience Award at the 2020 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. The heart-warming love story between two Land Army girls during World War II spans over six decades and stars the legendary Miriam Margolyes.
Speaking of the win, Miriam said: “The Audience Award is fantastic news! Truly thrilled to have been a part of Wings which flew into my heart from the minute I read the script.”
The Co-op have partnered with the Iris Prize for the fourth consecutive year, and this year introduced the inaugural Co-op Audience Award
Jo Whitfield, Co-op Food CEO, said: “We are delighted to again support the Iris Prize, and to see the quality and range of LGBT+ stories coming through. The winner of the inaugural Co-op Audience Award, Wings has been described by judges as an emotional, accessible and enjoyable film which can appeal to an inclusive audience.”
“At Co-op inclusion is at the core of everything we do. This year has been unprecedented and has further opened our eyes to the shocking inequalities around us. We are committed to co-operating for a fairer world, and the Iris Prize once again illustrates the part that film-making can play in encouraging wider understanding in society.”
This multi award-winning film is available to view on All 4 for the next 12 months right here.