Pretty Red Dress15

Directed by Dionne Edwards | UK | 2022 | 1h 50m | Starring Natey Jones, Alexandra Burke, Temilola Olatunbosun, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Chevone Stewart

Londoner Travis returns home from a spell in prison to find that his girlfriend, Candice, is auditioning to star in a musical and his young daughter is struggling at school. Hoping to smooth things over, he buys Candice her dream dress for the audition. However, this act of kindness inadvertently causes more problems as it leads to Travis exploring his most secret, truest self. An intimate and insightful study of Black masculinity and family relationships soundtracked by the hits of Tina Turner.

Reviews

‘Dionne Edwards puts this family under the microscope to explore themes of identity in this slow-burn drama brimming with humanity, love, and Motown.’
★★★★
Andrew Murray, The Upcoming

‘An intensely likable film with a trio of great performances.’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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