The 28th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival will open on 20th March with the European premiere of LILTING, Hong Khaou’s poetic drama of love and loss, starring Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei Pei (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), Andrew Leung, and Peter Bowles, which opened the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The 27th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is starting this week at the BFI Southbank, and of course Front Row Reviews, will be bringing you all the latest news and reviews throughout the festival, which starts on 14th March, with the opening film, Jeffrey Schwarz's I Am Divine.
It's not too often that I actually sit down to watch a selection of short films, but during my week at the BFI's London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, I was given the opportunity to view two sets of short films with a large variety of characters, locations and situations.
As an audience member in 'Becoming Chaz', I spend a lot of time during the film wondering when the film was going to begin and when the advertisement for transition was going to end. 'Becoming Chaz' follows a year in the life of Chastity (now Chaz) Bono, the daughter of Cher and Sonny as she goes through surgery to remove her breasts and major life style changes to transition to Chaz.
Last night was the opening of the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on the Southbank and I was lucky enough to attend the Gala Opening Screening of Gregg Araki's ('Totally Fucked Up', 'Nowhere', 'Mysterious Skin') new end of the world comedy drama, 'Kaboom' starring Thomas Dekker, Hayley Bennett, Juno Temple and James Duval.