London's premier LGBTQ+ Film Festival, BFI Flare, returns for another edition with some of the most important and entertaining films about sexual and gender minorities from around the world.

The festival runs from 21 March to 1 April.

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Flare Latest Reviews

A Deal With The Universe
A Deal With The Universe
The filmmaker documents 15 years of his life, including aspects of his transition and his subsequent pregnancy.
Sidney And Friends
Sidney And Friends
Scottish filmmaker Tristan Aitchison visited Kenya in 2013. A chance meeting with an activist revealed an underground network of intersex and trans people that wanted their voices heard.
Pulse
Pulse
After a series of humiliations, a young disabled man looking for love decides to transition – but not in the manner you’d expect. Set in an alternative present in which medical procedures are drastically different, the question of what it means to change gender is complicated by the question of what it means to find love when you have a disabled body in an ableist world.
Maurice
Maurice
A young man has to come to terms with his sexuality.
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
Documentary about the fashion illustrator.
Love, Simon
Love, Simon
A young teenager worries that his family will discover he's gay before he's ready, and finds himself falling in love with a similarly closeted classmate he talks to online, without either of them knowing who the other is.
A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic Woman
A transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince
The last days of Oscar Wilde.
Call Me By Your Name
Call Me By Your Name
First love blooms over a long, hot summer for a teenager in Italy.
Battle Of The Sexes
Battle Of The Sexes
True story of the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
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Flare Features

Actors’s pride for 120 Beats Per Minute
Award-winner Biscayart on sexuality, activism and the pink condom
The magic of discovery
James Crump on Bill Cunningham and Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
Campillo’s beat goes on
Director on AIDS drama 120 BPM, writing from the heart and collaboration
Style illustrated
James Crump on Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
Dressing the decades
Luca Guadagnino on Call Me By Your Name and the art of costuming
What makes a Martyr?
Mazen Khaled on male identity, death and freedom in his Biennale College film.
Landscape of love
Director Francis Lee talks about authenticity and emotion in God's Own Country.
Pastures new
Alec Secareanu and Josh O'Connor on preparing for God's Own Country.
Making The Wound
John Trengove talks about the challenges of his coming-of-age drama.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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