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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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.
Martyr
Martyr
An unexpected event during a day at the beach, forces a group of friends to grapple with loss.
Freak Show
Freak Show
A teenager who moves to a small town decides to tackle bullying attitudes by running for homecoming queen.
God's Own Country
God's Own Country
Young sheep farmer Johnny numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker offers the promise of something else.
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Portrait of the ACT UP activist group, a direct action collective aiming to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
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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.
News

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Style and grace Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi on The Gospel According To André

On the road again Kent Jones on Tribeca award winner Diane

Putting island in doc Gabrielle Brady on the challenges of shooting Island Of The Hungry Ghosts

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