Look out, London.
The 33rd BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2019 is ready to launch from the 21st -31st March. Get stuck into the best of queer cinema from the past year.
The queer community is fierce a spectrum of colour. However, it can be argued that the majority of LGBTQ+ cinema focuses on stories of gay men. That’s why this year it’s going to be a little different, with the under-represented identities moving into the spotlight.
But don’t worry boys, there’ll still be plenty for you.
The BFI Flare opens with Vita and Virginia, a British romance about the love affair between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf. Adapted from the 1992 play Vita & Virginia is directed by Chanya Button and stars Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki.
Keep an eye out for other great showings such as Tucked, a ‘slice of life’ drama exploring gender identity and mortality within the unlikely friendship between an ageing drag queen and a younger, non-binary newcomer.
The festival comes to a close on Sunday 31st March, with Jeremiah Terminator Leroy, where we see a young woman (Kristen Stewart) living undercover as the celebrated author JT Leroy, a made-up literary persona created by her sister-in-law (Laura Dern).
Take a look at the official BFI Flare Film Festival trailer below.
If you’re as excited as we are about the BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival then get your tickets ready from the BFI Flare official website.