Lasting Marks

Platform: The Guardian, Field of Vision
Format: Documentary, 14’
Exec Producer: Matt Diegan
Director: Charlie Lyne
Production: Loop, Just So, Field of Vision & First Look Media Production

The story of sixteen men put on trial for sadomasochism in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain was told by the police, the prosecution and the tabloid press — but not by those in the dock. Told through court documentaries and newspaper reports of the time, Lasting Marks is a window into 'Operation Spanner' and a fight for LGBTQ rights that resonates to this day.


Winner: ‘Best Short Film’ - London Film Festival 2018

World Premiere: London Film Festival 2018
Official Selection: London Short Film Festival 2019
Official Selection: Rotterdam International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection: Momi First Look 2019
Official Selection: True/False 2019
Official Selecrtion: BFI Flare Film Festival 2019

“Lasting Marks is a surprising and captivating watch that once again displays Lyne’s unique flair for storytelling.” - Rob Munday, Directors Notes

“London film festival 2018: documentaries to watch out for“ - The Guardian

“The Best Short Films at London Film Festival” - Little White Lies

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