Pride offers a humorous account of the true alliance forged between a London gay rights group and a small Welsh mining town in 1980s Britain. It was a hit in the United Kingdom and the United States, and fared well in the eyes of the critics, taking home the Queer Palm at Cannes, the award for Best Indpendent British Film at the British Independent Film Awards, and a nomination for Best Picture-Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes. Now, members of Russia's embattled LGBT community will have the opportunity to enjoy and take inspiration from the film, as it set for release by a distributor named Arthouse.
There was some controversy when the film, which carried a 15 years old and over rating in the United Kingdom, recieved an R rating for its United States release, but it will keep an 18+ rating for its Russian release as a means to avoid breaking the country's anti-gay propoganda law. Previously, Arthouse has distributed the French lesbian drama, Blue Is The Warmest Color, to its Russian audience.