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Relax 1991


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Relax 1991 15

22 mins United Kingdom Director. Christopher Newby

A man waits for the results of an HIV test and retreats into fantasy in Chris Newby’s award-winning short. Studded with intensely erotic scenes, Relax draws a clear correlation between sex and death (the man strips for both his lover and his doctor), while the beautifully dreamy black and white photography is shattered by the only use of colour - the crimson of his possibly infected blood.

Directed by

Christopher Newby


Phillip Rosch

Grant Oatley

Joe Searby


Gay Cinema - Out of the Archive Shorts LGBT Britain Flare LGBT


15 Contains nudity and sex scenes




United Kingdom



Production company

British Film Institute Production

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