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Sequin In A Blue Room
Sequin In A Blue Room
When a teenager's thrill-seeking leads to a memorable encounter at an anonymous sex party, he resolves to track down the mystery guy - even if he has to rely on a menacing former hook-up to help him.
Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club
Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club
In 1995, in a pub in King’s Cross, a group of friends discussed the idea of a gay rugby club. From that casual conversation, the first gay rugby team was born.
Justine
Justine
A young woman struggles with her demons.
Lingua Franca
Lingua Franca
An undocumented Filipina trans woman, who works as a caregiver in Brooklyn, develops a connection with the grandson of her employer.
Two Of Us
Two Of Us
Two retired women, who have been in a secret relationship for decades, find their relationship turned upside down when the truth begins to come out.
Cicada
Cicada
A young man is forced to face past traumas when he embarks on a new relationship.
Pride & Protest
Pride & Protest
A documentary about LGBTQ+ people of colour in the UK.
Spiral
Spiral
A same-sex couple move to a small town so they can enjoy a better quality of life and raise their 16-year-old daughter with the best social values. But nothing is as it seems in their picturesque neighbourhood, and when Malik sees the folks next door throwing a very strange party, something has got to give.
T11 Incomplete
T11 Incomplete
Past mistakes haunt the present and threaten a new love affair between an older woman and her patient.
Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes And Sadomasochism
Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes And Sadomasochism
Eight self-described leather dykes discuss queer politics, power and self-determination.
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Flare Features

Secrets you know
Barbara Sukowa and Filippo Meneghetti on Two Of Us
Hiding and seeking
Filippo Meneghetti on Two Of Us and working with Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier
Wake up call for dreamer Noémie
Awards attention hots up for Portrait actress on fire
Pedro centre stage in Cannes
New film with Cruz and Banderas his most personal to date
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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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