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Make Up
Make Up
A teenager finds herself increasingly troubled on an off-season trip to a caravan site.
Summerland
Summerland
A lonely writer faces up to past heartbreak during the Second World War.
Clementine
Clementine
Reeling from a one-sided break-up, heartbroken Karen breaks into her ex’s lakehouse. There, she strikes up a complicated relationship with provocative younger woman Lana.
Moffie
Moffie
Drama following a conscript through his military service in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s.
And Then We Danced
And Then We Danced
A dancer falls in love with his fiercest rival.
Drag Kids
Drag Kids
A documentary about four pre-teens who enjoy competing in drag pageants.
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Chinese family saga, told in different periods of time, commencing with the wife’s discovery of her husband’s homosexuality.
Queering The Script
Queering The Script
A discussion of the sometimes inspiring yet often troubled history of queer female representation on television.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
Booksmart
Booksmart
Two studious high school BFFs decide to seize a last chance to party before graduation.
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