Toronto's internationally celebrated LGBTQIA2S film festival is back this year with a great line-up. it opens with the Canadian première of acclaimed filmmaker Ira Sachs’ French romantic drama Passages, and closes with the world première of Tom Gustafson's Glitter & Doom, a musical summer romance.

The festival runs from 25 May to 4 June.

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Sisi & I
Sisi & I
In this wild reinterpretation of the “Sisi” myth, the focus is on Austrian Empress Elisabeth’s close friendship with her last lady-in-waiting, Irma Countess von Sztáray, who falls in love with the charismatic Sisi and is captivated by her modern ideas.
Opponent
Opponent
Iman, an Iranian, lives with his family in Sweden in an ever-changing succession of refugee hostels. To increase his chances of obtaining residence permits for them all, he resumes his career as a wrestler – and is confronted with the reason he had to flee.
Passages
Passages
A married man cheats on his husband with a woman... then tells him about it.
Is There Anybody Out There?
Is There Anybody Out There?
While navigating daily discrimination, a filmmaker who inhabits and loves her unusual body searches the world for another person like her, and explores what it takes to love oneself fiercely despite the pervasiveness of ableism.
Kokomo City
Kokomo City
Four Black transgender sex workers explore the dichotomy between the Black community and themselves, while confronting issues long avoided.
Before I Change My Mind
Before I Change My Mind
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.
20,000 Species Of Bees
20,000 Species Of Bees
An eight-year-old explores her identity over a summer in the Basque country.
Almamula
Almamula
12-year-old Nino is assaulted for being homosexual. In an effort to protect the boy, his parents move the family to a small rural village.
Wolf And Dog
Wolf And Dog
A girl begins to question the world around her through her friendship with her gay best friend.
Golden Delicious
Golden Delicious
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?
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Inside Out Features

The tip of the iceberg
Milad Alami on character creation, films that linger, and Opponent
Rollercoaster ride
Trevor Anderson on getting closer to characters in Before I Change My Mind
The forbidden forest
Juan Sebastián Torales on the declining forest, LGBT experiences and Almamula
'This is not the story of trans experience. It is a story of trans experience'
Director Luis De Filippis and star Carmen Madonia talk about family and being yourself in Something You Said Last Night

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