24 Ashwin St
London E8 3DL
LONDON/BUDAPEST by David Thame
Thursday 27 July at 8.30pm
“What a trail we leave behind us…..And we never look back to see who is
shoveling it up.”
Rent boys and writers; saunas and spies: two deadly Sunday evenings in a
London flat, fifty years apart.
Two men take a high-stakes gamble. One in the shadow of the Cold War
Burgess/Maclean defection and the anti-gay purges of the 1950s. The other
caught up in today’s chilly relationship with Putin’s Russia. Their choice is between
desire and politics, success and failure. But what happens when your history
catches up with you, and you cannot press “delete”?
LONDON/ BUDAPEST is a tense, tender and compelling look at the price of
getting it wrong inspired by real life Hungarian emigée Adam de Hegedus, author
of the UK’s first gay bestseller The Heart in Exile (1953); and by the notorious
spy-in-the-sports-bag case of 2010.
Director: Richard Speir