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Aligned (Country: US, Greece; Year: 2023; Director: Apollo Bakopoulos; Writer: Apollo Bakopoulos; Stars: Panos Malakos, Dimitris Fritzelas, Mantalena Papadatou)
Two dancers find a connection that goes beyond their art.
Chasing Chasing Amy (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Sav Rodgers; Writer: Sav Rodgers; Stars: Kevin Smith, Guinevere Turner, Joey Lauren Adams, Andrew Ahn, Trish Bendix)
A documentary about the complex legacy of Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy for LGBTQ+ people and its life-saving impact on director Sav Rodgers.
Isla's Way (Country: Australia; Year: 2023; Director: Marion Pilowsky)
The story of a great-grandmother, carriage driver and handywoman, and the woman she loves.
Lesvia (Country: Greece; Year: 2023; Director: Tzeli Hadjidimitriou)
The history of the lesbian community that sprang up on Lesbos in the 1970s.
Our Son (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Bill Oliver; Writer: Peter Nickowitz, Bill Oliver; Stars: Billy Porter, Luke Evans, Robin Weigert, Andrew Rannells, Isaac Powell, Phylicia Rashad)
Fed up with the state of his relationship, Gabriel files for divorce from his partner of 13 years, Nicky. Thus begins their complex journey to find themselves and support their son along the way.
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Pine Cone (Country: India; Year: 2023; Director: Onir; Writer: Onir, Ashwini Malik; Stars: Vidur Sethi, Sahib Verma, Aniket Ghosh)
The story of gay director Sid unfolds over 2019, 2009 and 1999 – key dates for gay rights in India – recounting three different encounters in his love life. The change from innocent adventurer to world-weary sophisticate is neatly captured through reverse chronology.
The Queen Of My Dreams (Country: Canada, Pakistan; Year: 2023; Director: Fawzia Mirza; Writer: Fawzia Mirza; Stars: Amrit Kaur, Nimra Bucha, Hamza Haq, Charlie Boyle, Trina Corkum)
Against the backdrop of a shared obsession with Bollywood fantasy, Mariam, a Pakistani Muslim woman, and her Canadian-born daughter Azra come of age in two different eras.
Since The Last Time We Met (Desde La última Vez Que Nos Vimos) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2023; Director: Matías De Leis Correa; Writer: Matías De Leis Correa; Stars: Patricio Arellano, Esteban Recagno, Martin Stark)
Two men who were once in love and went through a painful break-up encounter each other again, years later, and rediscover their feelings for one another.
Solids By The Seashore (Country: Thailand; Year: 2023; Director: Patiparn Boontarig; Writer: Patiparn Boontarig, Kalil Pitsuwan; Stars: Ilada Pitsuwan, Rawipa Srisanguan)
Two young women fall in love in a coastal town which is suffering from the ravages of climate change.
Summer Solstice (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Noah Schamus; Writer: Noah Schamus; Stars: Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Marianne Rendón)
A trans man and his cis, straight friend take a weekend trip which pushes the limits of their longstanding relationship
Unicorns (Country: US, Sweden, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Sally El Hosaini, James Krishna Floyd; Writer: James Krishna Floyd; Stars: Ben Hardy, Michael Karim, Hannah Onslow, Nisha Nayar, Sagar Radia, Jason Patel, Ali Afzal)
A meeting between a queer South Asian nightclub performer living a double life and a young single father who works as a mechanic leads to an exploration of identity.
What’s Safe, What’s Gross, What’s Selfish And What’s Stupid (Country: UK; Year: 2024; Director: Jasmine Johnson)
The filmmaker navigates relationships, sperm banks, multiple queer communities and the NHS itself, in an attempt to do family and reproduction differently.
What A Feeling (Country: Austria; Year: 2024; Director: Kat Rohrer; Writer: Kat Rohrer; Stars: Caroline Peters, Proschat Madani, Nicole Ansari-Cox)
A woman's life is shattered when her husband, in front of friends, asks for a divorce. She subsequently spends the night drowning her sorrows in a lesbian bar, where she encounters a charismatic heartbreaker who is busy running her business and caring for her elderly Iranian mother.
Who'll Stop The Rain (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2023; Director: I-Hsuan Su; Writer: I-Hsuan Su; Stars: Lily Lee, Hsiao-Fei Yeh, Roy Chang)
In post-martial-law Taiwan, Chi-wei realises her university cherishes classicism while simultaneously punishing independent thought. As demonstrations opposing this increase, she encounters the enigmatic and alluring Ching.
Woman Of... (Kobieta Z...) (Country: Poland, Sweden; Year: 2023; Director: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert; Writer: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert; Stars: Małgorzata Hajewska, Joanna Kulig)
The story of a closeted trans woman’s life in small-town Poland, set against the tumultuous backdrop of a crumbling Soviet Bloc.
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