Irish Film Institute -PRETTY RED DRESS



110 mins, UK, 2022, Digital

Travis (Natey Jones, a revelation in his first role) has just been released from prison and finds everything has changed while he’s been away. His girlfriend Candice (singer-songwriter Alexandra Burke, also in her first major role) is on the up and auditioning to star in a musical about the life of Tina Turner, while teenage daughter Kenisha (Temilola Olatunbosun) is struggling in school and privately questioning her sexuality. When Travis buys Candice her dream dress for the audition to smooth over the family’s problems, he ends up creating even more when he takes a shine to the alluring red garment. As secrets and desires threaten to spill out, Travis is forced to re-examine who he is and how he wants to be perceived in the world.

There will be Open Captioned screenings on Monday 19th at 13.00 and Wednesday 21st at 20.40.

Notes by David O’Mahony.

Book Tickets

Thursday 29th