The Sleeping Beauty of East Finchley

The Sleeping Beauty of East Finchley

80 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Aging / Elders, Coming Out, Drama, Gay, Lesbian, Music / Music Video
Program: World Cinema

Choirs aren’t just for high school kids, and neither is romance, as Joan discovers. Middle-aged Joan is sleepwalking through a dreary life, tending to her ailing mother and working a boring office job. Her only pleasure is in the songs she sings in the solitude of her room. Enter Patricia, her mum’s visiting nurse, who persuades Joan to join a women’s choir and share her voice with the rest of the world. Complications ensue when Joan, troubled by her Catholic faith and fears of public exposure drops out of the choir just as it heads to the big LGBT music festival. Will Pat have to sing solo?

Preceded by
The Colonel’s Outing
Elderly Tristan Arthur Jones is dozing away on the veranda of his retirement home when the brash Colonel Leadley wakes him up in The Colonel’s Outing. The matron tells the Colonel that there’s no room at this inn, but Jones eagerly volunteers the spare bed in his room. This touching tale of romance in the twilight years offers plenty of poignancy and more than a few surprises.


Preceded by
I Still Love Them (Je Les Aime Encore)
Michel’s whole life has revolved around one thing: Love. Seventy-nine years of romance later, he is trying to cope with his most recent breakup. This small incursion into a transgender person’s heart touches upon universal themes such as identity, sex, death, love, and growing old.
— MONICA NOLAN

Text Voting Codes:

I Still Love Them (Je Les Aime Encore): S564
The Colonel's Outing: S523
The Sleeping Beauty of East Finchley: F136

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