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Girls Lost
Girls Lost
A strange plant gives three teenage girls the chance to experience life in male bodies.
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.
Summertime
Summertime
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.
Tangerine
Tangerine
A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
Carol
Carol
A department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
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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.
News

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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