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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Vision Portraits
Vision Portraits
A black, gay filmmaker who is losing his sight explores the lives and work of other visually impaired artists in this documentary.
From Zero To I Love You
From Zero To I Love You
When Peter bumps into handsome businessman Jack in a gay bar, they begin a passionate relationship, in spite of Jack being married. Peter keeps ending up with married men and realises that if his life is ever going to get better, something needs to change.
Papi Chulo
Papi Chulo
A TV weatherman in an emotional crisis strikes up a platonic friendship with a married migrant worker.
Shelter: Farewell To Eden
Shelter: Farewell To Eden
The thoughts and life of Pepsi, a transgender woman born in the Philippines, now living in Italy.
No Box For Me. An Intersex Story
No Box For Me. An Intersex Story
A burgeoning movement aims to demystify intersex identities and stop the practice of forced surgical interventions.
Halston
Halston
From Iowa to Studio 54, this investigation into the rags-to-riches story of America's first superstar designer uncovers the cautionary tale of an artist who sold his name to Wall Street.
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.
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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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