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Theo And Hugo
Theo And Hugo
After a brief encounter in a Paris sex club, two men fall abruptly and unexpectedly in love.
The Pass
The Pass
The lives of two young premier league footballers are complicated by an impromptu kiss.
Drama about social change in France in the early 1970s.
Carmin Tropical
Carmin Tropical
A trans woman returns to her hometown to investigate the murder of her oldest friend.
The Girl King
The Girl King
A biopic of Kristina, Queen of Sweden.
Closet Monster
Closet Monster
A sexually confused teenager drifts into a fantasy world where his anxieties take physical shape.
Sworn Virgin
Sworn Virgin
A woman who has taken an oath to live as a man rediscovers her sexuality.
A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
A department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
A woman tries to help her granddaughter raise funds for an abortion.
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Flare Features

Discovering Kristina
Mika Kaurismäki on The Girl King and a Swedish monarch who was ahead of her time.
The girl who would be king
Malin Buska on walking in Greta Garbo's shoes.
The Price Of Salt and Carol
Christine Vachon and Elizabeth Karlsen on Todd Haynes, Cate Blanchett and women in the Fifties.
Down to her last cigarette
Todd Haynes, Phyllis Nagy and Cate Blanchett on Carol.
Blanchett reveals naked truth
Cate and Carol co-star Rooney Mara on why nudity holds no fears.
Mountain views, part 2
Laura Bispuri and Alba Rohrwacher on creating characters and transformation.
Mountain views, part 1
Laura Bispuri and Alba Rohrwacher on gender roles and Sworn Virgin.
Virgin territory
Flonja Kodheli on Sworn Virgin and life in regions of Albania.

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Moving on up Anna Rose Holmer on adolescence, gender identity and self-determination in The Fits.

Scaling the heights with Everest Deauville opening night premiere

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