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Flare is back for another year with a thrilling line-up of films, from Oscar nominees to radical indie works surviving on the fringes of queer culture. There are sweet romances and daringly sexy dramas, tales of persecution and stories of triumph. Several films depict important aspects of queer history, while others look to the future, full of hope.
The festival runs from 16 to 26 March.
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The story of a young woman navigating her life between a mother who doesn’t really know her daughter and a burgeoning relationship that offers the possibility of real happiness.
A painter who doubles as a psychotherapist tries to help a young man battling depression.
A handmaiden sets out to swindle an heiress but things don't go to plan.
In a desperate bid to get the college scholarship he needs, a teenage boy joins the girls’ volleyball team.
Two women embark on a passionate affair that derails their lives.
An ornithologist searching for black storks is swept away by rapids and awakens in a mysterious, dark forest.
A loner and the star athlete at a rugby-mad school form an intense friendship, but it will be tested.
Three-part narrative about the life of a gay African-American.
Documentary about a trial that was infused with homophobic prejudice.
A writer returns home after a long absence to tell his family he is terminally ill.
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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