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London's LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Held annually by the British Film Institute at BFI Southbank in London

flare site 35th BFI Flare
London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival

Held virtually 17 - 28 MARCH 2021

UPDATES FROM
THE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL:

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NOTE: With a reduced programme of films and events, BFI Flare was held online for the second year due to the pandemic.


Rich's best of the 2021 fest...

F E A T U R E S
  1. POPPY FIELD
  2. SWEETHEART
  3. JUMP, DARLING
  4. I AM SAMUEL
  5. RURANGI
  6. SUBLET
  7. BOY MEETS BOY
  8. THE DOSE
  9. VALENTINA
  10. FIREBIRD
S H O R T S
  1. LAND OF THE FREE
  2. BEING SASCHA
  3. ESCAPING THE FRAGILE PLANET
  4. VICTORIA
  5. COSMOPOLITAN
  6. POOL BOY
  7. THE NIGHT TRAIN
  8. BABY LIES TRUTHFULLY
  9. SON OF SODOM
  10. EDEN
AIDS DIVA: THE LEGEND OF CONNIE NORMAN (Alencastre, US)
BOY MEETS BOY (Lopez, Ger)
COLORS OF TOBI (Bakony, Hun)
COWBOYS (Kerrigan, US)
CURED (Singer/Sammon, US)
THE DOSE (Kraut, Arg)
DRAMARAMA (Wysocki, US)
ENFANT TERRIBLE (Roehler, Ger)
FIREBIRD (Rebane, Est)
THE GREENHOUSE (Wilson-White, Aus)
I AM SAMUEL (Murimi, Ken)
KISS ME BEFORE IT BLOWS UP (Peleg, Isr)
MAMA GLORIA (Fisher, US)
JUMP, DARLING (Connell, Can)
MY FIRST SUMMER (Found, Aus)
NO ORDINARY MAN (Chin-Yee/Joynt, Can)
THE OBITUARY OF TUNDE JOHNSON (LeRoi, US)
POPPY FIELD (Jebeleanu, Rom)
P.S. BURN THIS LETTER PLEASE (Seligman/Tiexiera/Olsen, US)
REBEL DYKES (Shanahan/Williams, UK)
RURANGI (Currie, NZ)
SUBLET (Fox, Isr)
SWEETHEART (Morrison, UK)
TOVE (Bergroth, Fin)
VALENTINA (dos Santos, Br)
WELL ROUNDED (Myara, Can)

See also:
FLARE 2021 SHORTS
FIVE FILMS FOR FREEDOM


flare site 34th BFI Flare
London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival

Held virtually
18 - 29 MARCH 2020



BFI Flare & British Council's 2020
FIVE FILMS FOR FREEDOM

Rich's best of the 2020 fest...
  1. AND THEN WE DANCED
  2. THE LAWYER
  3. THE PRINCE
  4. FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
  5. MATTHIAS & MAXIME
  6. SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOM
  7. CICADA
  8. YOU DON'T NOMI
  9. SPIRAL
  10. SUMMERLAND
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NOTE: BFI Flare was cancelled due to Covid, aside from an abbreviated virtual festival. I'll update this page with reviews of the scheduled films.


AND THEN WE DANCED (Akin, Geo)
ANNE+ (Bisscheroux, Ned)
ASK ANY BUDDY (Purchell, US)
BLOODSISTERS: LEATHER, DYKES AND SADOMASOCHISM (Handelman, US)
BOOKSMART (Wilde, US)
BUSY INSIDE (Lvoff, US)
CHANGING THE GAME (Barnett, US)
CICADA (Fifer/Mulcare, US)
CLEMENTINE (Gallagher, US)
DISCLOSURE (Feder, US)
A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON (Zi, Chn)
DON'T LOOK DOWN (Ducastel/Martineau, Fr)
DRAG KIDS (Wennberg, Can)
ELLIE AND ABBIE (AND ELLIE'S DEAD AUNT) (Zanetti, Aus)
FLAWLESS (Maymon/Granit, Isr)
FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO (Karslake, US)
JACK & YAYA (Bagley/Hewey, US)
JUSTINE (Patterson, UK)
KEYBOARD FANTASIES (Dixon, UK)
THE LAWYER (Zabarauskas, Lit)
LA LEYENDA NEGRA (Delgado, US)
LINGUA FRANCA (Sandoval, US)
MAKE UP (Oakley, UK)
MATTHIAS & MAXIME (Dolan, Can)


MEMORIES OF A TEENAGER (Santa Ana, Arg)
MIDNIGHT KISS (Smith, US)
MOFFIE (Hermanus, SA)
MONSOON (Khaou, UK)
MY FIONA (Walker, US)
A NIGHT AT SWITCH N' PLAY (Stickels, US)
NO HARD FEELINGS (Shariat, Ger)
OUR DANCE OF REVOLUTION (Pike, Can)
PAIN AND GLORY (Almodovar, Sp)
PIER KIDS (Bratton, US)
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (Sciamma, Fr)
PRIDE & PROTEST (Singh, UK)
THE PRINCE (Munoz, Chl)
QUEER GENIUS (Pancake, US)
QUEERING THE SCRIPT (Zilkha, Can)
RESCUE THE FIRE (Viefhues, Ger)
SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOM (Van Grinsven, Aus)
SIXTH HAPPINESS (Hussein, UK)
SPIRAL (Harder, Can)
STEELERS (Ashton-Atkinson, UK)
SUMMERLAND (Swale, UK)
T11 INCOMPLETE (Guacci, US)
TRANSKIDS (Medalia, Isr)
TWO OF US (Meneghetti, Fr)
WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS (Knowlton, US)
YOU DON'T NOMI (McHale, US)
YOUNG HUNTER (Berger, Arg)

See also: FLARE 2020 SHORTS


flare site 33rd BFI Flare
London LGBTQ+ Film Festival

21 - 31 MARCH 2019




Rich's best of the 2019 fest...
  1. WE THE ANIMALS
  2. THE BLOND ONE
  3. RAFIKI
  4. JOSE
  5. SOCRATES
  6. MAN MADE
  7. CONSEQUENCES
  8. NEVRLAND
  9. MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT
  10. THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA
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Opening night: VITA & VIRGINIA
Closing night: JEREMIAH TERMINATOR LEROY
Special presentations:
JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE
THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT


THE BLOND ONE (Berger, Arg)
CASSANDRO THE EXOTICO! (Losier, Fr)
CONSEQUENCES (Stante, Svn)
DEEP IN VOGUE (Watson/Keighron-Foster, UK)
FROM ZERO TO I LOVE YOU (Spearman, US)
GIANT LITTLE ONES (Behrman, Can)
GIRL (Dhont, Bel)
THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA (Palmieri/Mosher, US)
HALSTON (Tcheng, US)
THE HEIRESSES (Martinessi, Par)
JEREMIAH TERMINATOR LEROY (Kelly, Can)
JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE (Heymann, Isr)
JOSE (Cheng, Gua)
KNIFE + HEART (Gonzalez, Fr)
LAST FERRY (Bradley, US)


LIGHT IN THE WATER (Bartlett, US)
LIZZIE (Macneill, US)
MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT (Clift/Demmon, US)
MAN MADE (Cooper, US)
MAPPLETHORPE (Timoner, US)
MEN OF HARD SKIN (Campusano, Arg)
NEVRLAND (Schmidinger, Aut)
PAPI CHULO (Butler, Ire)
RAFIKI (Ken)
SOCRATES (Moratto, Br)
SPLINTERS (Fitzgerald, Can)
SUNBURN (Alves, Por)
TELL IT TO THE BEES (Jankel, UK)
TONGUES UNTIED (Riggs, US)
TRANSMILITARY (Silverman/Dawson, US)
TUCKED (Patterson, UK)
UNITED WE FAN (Sparaga, Can)
VITA & VIRGINIA (Button, Ire)
WE THE ANIMALS (Zagar, US)

* review coming

See also: FLARE 2019 SHORTS


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