Foyle Pride: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Foyle film festival is delighted to once again collaborate with Foyle pride to deliver an extended series of specially curated films as part of this year’s Foyle pride festival. This year’s FFF summer programme also marks the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots that sparked the beginning of the gay rights movement.
Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer who made her living during the seventies and eighties profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead and Estee Lauder. However, when Lee found herself out of step with the marketplace, and unable to get published, she turned her art form to deception with the willing help of her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).
Nominated for 3 Oscars, 3 BAFTAs and a Golden Globe.
“Grant is a charismatic performer with delightfully tart delivery.” - Abbey Bender, Sight & Sound
Dir: Marielle Heller, USA, 2018, 106 mins, 15+