The Queen of Ireland


She is more influential than Donald Trump, at least according to a Time's poll. Her talk show enchanted viewers from Sydney to Sarajevo. We are talking about Panti Bliss, a charismatic and witty drag queen from Ireland, who became well-known all over the world during referendum about marriage equality in 2015. Her speech about what it's like to be gay became a viral hit shared by millions of people, including Madonna, and the Pet Shop Boys composed the musical score for the video. The speech is popular because Panti Bliss has a lot to say about homophobia, life with HIV, femininity, sex, and the right to marry whomever you love – and does so with disarming power and impact. Yet Queen of Ireland not only follows o a country boy on his journey to become a national artist, but also tracks the journey of Irish society towards modernity. The transformation of a country ruled by the Church for many long decades sometimes reminds us of the situation in Czechoslovakia.

  • Ireland / 2015
  • 86 min / DCP, HD file
  • English
  • Subtitles: Czech
  • Directors: Conor Horgan
  • The Film Sales Company
  • Praha: Wed 8 Nov 2023 / 7:00 pm / Kino Lucerna, velký sál Buy
  • Brno: Tue 14 Nov 2023 / 8:15 pm / Kino Art, malý sál Buy
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