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Miriam Margolyes stars in a love story between two Land Army girls

Miriam Margolyes stars in a love story between two Land Army girls

Wings wins Co-op Audience Award – “more than we dared to hope for!” 

Miriam Margolyes stars in a love story between two Land Army girls during World War II, spanning over six decades.

Multi award-winning film available to view on All 4 

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. 

The film stars Miriam Margolyes who 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.”

Wings is available to watch on All 4 for the next 12 months, as are all 15 short films competing for the 2020 Iris Brize Best British Short supported by Film4. 

Watch them via the link below 

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Published: 13-Nov-2020

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