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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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First film to deal with the AIDS crisis tells the story of a man who becomes a voluntary 'buddy' for an AIDS patient and finds their relationship changing
The filmmaker documents 15 years of his life, including aspects of his transition and his subsequent pregnancy.
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.
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.
A young man has to come to terms with his sexuality.
Documentary about the fashion illustrator.
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 transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
The last days of Oscar Wilde.
First love blooms over a long, hot summer for a teenager in Italy.
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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French Film Festival
UK wide celebration of Gallic film
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The 15th edition includes digital screenings.