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BFI Flare is back this year with a bumper selection of films focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and wider LGBTQ+ themes. It includes some big festival hits from around the world alongside exciting new work which is only just beginning to garner public and critical acclaim.
The festival runs from 15 to 26 March.
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Flare Latest Reviews
Four Black transgender sex workers explore the dichotomy between the Black community and themselves, while confronting issues long avoided.
1987: While the other students wonder if new kid Robin is a boy or a girl, Robin forges a complicated bond with the school bully, making increasingly dangerous choices to fit in.
A girl begins to question the world around her through her friendship with her gay best friend.
This celebration of Little Richard reveals the Black queer origins of rock ’n’ roll, finally exploding the whitewashed canon of American pop music.
Steely Shin Myung is a fierce trans queen on the Seoul nightclub scene who reconnects with her Buddhist heritage after the death of her father.
When a man leaves the city to be with his boyfriend, his unstable best friend, with whom he used to perform drag, struggles to cope alone.
When a novelist has an unexpected encounter in his professional life, he recalls falling in love with the young man's father.
Suburban London, the 1980s. A stranger in the family becomes a ghost child and awakens the monsters and desires of a queer childhood.
An Asian Canadian teenager grapples with his identity when he falls for the boy next door. What will his family think? And how will he tell his girlfriend?
A young Asian American girl and her hapless best friend hit the road to go and meet her online crush.
Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:
New York's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema
Celebration of Gallic cinema
Glasgow Film Festival
The 20th anniversary edition of Scotland's liveliest film festival
Berlin International Film Festival
The first major European film festival of the year
Sundance Film Festival
The world's most famous indie film festival