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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Prick Up Your Ears

Story of the life of controversial British writer John Orton, who rose to fame in the 60s. As a youngster he obtained a scholarship to study theatre, after which he decided to concentrate on writing. Although he first started going out with fellow students, he soon focussed his attention on Ken Halliwell, more cultured and older than him, but also much more shy and introvert. Not caring what others think, they decide to set up home together, at a time when being a homosexual is still a crime. In fact, they end up in prison, which is where John finds the inspiration to write. John?s success as a playwright makes Ken feel humiliated and jealous, given that he believes that John is what he is thanks to him. Their relationship starts going downhill: Ken?s jealous bouts grow more frequent and his behaviour becomes unpredictable.
Debuted as assistant to Karel Reisz, Albert Finney and Lindsay Anderson and in directing with Gumshoe (1971). He later turned to theatre and television, for which he shot a number of series until achieving his first smash hit with My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), followed by Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Hero (1992) and High Fidelity (2000), interspersed with works for TV.
Stephen Frears
Alan Bennett
Oliver Stapleton
Mick Audsley
Stanley Myers
Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances Barber, Janet Dale
Running Time
111 m.
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