Flare returns with another fantastic line-up of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex-themed films from around the world.

The festival runs from 21 to 31 March.

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Knife + Heart
Knife + Heart
Paris, Summer 1979. Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald... then one of her actors is brutally murdered.
Consequences
Consequences
A teenager is forced to choose between a charismatic young man he meets in a detention centre and his own sense of moral integrity.
The Gospel Of Eureka
The Gospel Of Eureka
Love, faith, and civil rights collide in the south as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to explore the meaning of belief.
Leitis In Waiting
Leitis In Waiting
The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their country.
Lizzie
Lizzie
Lays bare the legend of Lizzie Borden to reveal the much more complex, poignant and truly terrifying woman within — and her intimate bond with the family’s young Irish housemaid, Bridget Sullivan.
José
José
A working class gay young man faces tough choices after he falls for a builder.
Tucked
Tucked
A ageing drag queen who has just received a terminal cancer diagnosis discovers a new love for life when he befriends a younger queen who is just starting out.
The Heiresses
The Heiresses
When Chiquita is sent to prison for debt, her introverted girlfriend Chela is left to her own devices. Chela offers rich women a taxi service in her old car. As she explores the outside world she also starts to focus on her own desires.
Girl
Girl
A teenage trans girl dreams of becoming a ballerina.
Friend
Friend
When they fall in love, two girls from rival families must choose between being together and being safe.
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Flare Features

The performers
Jamie Patterson on working with Derren Nesbitt, Steve Oram and Jordan Stephens on Tucked
Beyond the bright lights
Jamie Patterson on drag, gender, family and Tucked
Something magical
Jason Barker on gender, spirituality and A Deal With The Universe
Raising expectations
Jason Barker on filming his attempts to have a child in A Deal With The Universe
A real joy
Kyle MacLachlan on high school acting and playing a father in Giant Little Ones
Keeping up appearances
Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
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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