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Queer Genius Review

Queer Genius Review

Queer Genius Documentary, 1 h 55 min “Queer Genius” is a cinematic exploration of four visionary queer artists breaking down barriers in their creative fields as they confront fame, failure, censorship, family, gender, and sexuality.    A multi-faceted look at...

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Our Recommendations For ClexaCon FIlm Festival 2020

Our Recommendations For ClexaCon FIlm Festival 2020

Clexacon Film Festival returns with an extended programme in 2020! The world-famous Clexacon offers a smattering of films each year. This year they've extended the programme and it is hot!! New for 2020: there will be films screening on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and...

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From A to Q

From A to Q

Crowdfunder: From A to Q PROGRESS: This crowdfunder is now live Overview From A to Q is the story of Alex, a 17 year old girl who's forced to deal with her sexuality through a series of dreams. Once awake, she seeks help from the internet whilst trying desperately...

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Alto review

Alto review

Alto Comedy, 1 h 41 min Two girls. One gun. The Mob. Because coming out to family is hard. But coming out to "family" is funny.  A multi-layered, yet light-hearted comedy, that is both easy-to-watch and outlandishly funny Alto (2015, Del Monico) tells the story...

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Spilt Milk review

Spilt Milk review

Spilt Milk Drama, 18 mins Single mom Ximena juggles the demands of her job while struggling to care for her young son. After an encounter with her former lover, Lena, whom she conceived her son with via sperm donor, old wounds are reopened and finally addressed. ...

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The Bra Mitzvah Review

The Bra Mitzvah Review

The Bra Mitzvah Short Comedy, 9 min The Bra Mitzvah is a comedic short about growing into adulthood, one bra at a time. One can’t really go wrong with this nugget of comedic genius I find it quite difficult to really connect with short films, especially comedic ones....

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More Beautiful for having been broken review

More Beautiful for having been broken review

More Beautiful for Having Been Broken Drama, 1h 51m More Beautiful is the story of three women whose lives intersect at Lakeside resort and are further changed by the love of a special needs boy.  An achingly beautiful and inspired love story…where the broken...

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BIFL review

BIFL review

BIFL Comedy, Drama, 1 h 0 min BIFL is expectations, different shades of intimacy, and what it really means to love someone. Blood family versus found family and how toxic relationships can both manifest and disguise themselves. How identities intersect, how labels can...

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CineQ LGBT Film Festival 2020

CineQ LGBT Film Festival 2020

CineQ returns to Birmingham 26-29 March 2020 CineQ is a queer film exhibition organisation that prioritises queer, trans and intersex people of colour Starting out as a community cinema operating bi-monthly events primarily in Birmingham, U.K. CineQ has grown into a 4...

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London Independent Film Festival 2020

London Independent Film Festival 2020

London Independent Film Festival The London Independent Film Festival (LIFF) is the premier event for first and second-time film-makers, micro-budget and no-budget films in the UK. LIFF offers a fantastic opportunity for indie filmmakers to showcase their...

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Batwoman is finally coming to the UK on e4!

Batwoman is finally coming to the UK on e4!

Batwoman is coming to the UK in 2020 - and on E4! By now I think we're getting used to getting TV content later than the US (episode 1 aired on 6 October 2019) - that doesn't make it any more frustrating - especially when spoilers appear on the global social media. ...

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Free film screenings for LGBT History Month

Free film screenings for LGBT History Month

For LGBT History Month 2020 LesFlicks has curated 2 programmes of short films showcasing lesbian and bisexual representation We’ve finished compiling our film collection – in fact it was so successful with so many great film submissions that we ended up with 2...

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LGBT History Month 2020

LGBT History Month 2020

LGBT History Month 2020 LGBT History Month is celebrated throughout the UK in February. Up and down the country, libraries get involved and often put on screenings of LGBT films through their license with Filmbank Media/PPL PRS music license. However the films...

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7 lesbian films to look out for in 2020

7 lesbian films to look out for in 2020

2019 was an amazing year for lesbian film with some amazing films appearing in the cinema. We're hoping 2020 will offer another bolster selection. We highlight a few of the known future releases in 2020. 2019 started of as the year of the biography with an amazing...

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Lesbian films that stood out in the last decade

Lesbian films that stood out in the last decade

The end of a decade is something to be marked. So we decided to pull together a top 10 list of lesbian films from the last decade... the thing is we really struggled. How can you pick just 10? Well we couldn't! We do appreciate a list like this as it helps us to...

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9 months of lesbian film in 2019!

9 months of lesbian film in 2019!

Thank you so much to every single one of you for making 2019 awesome! I mean it, LesFlicks could not be the success that it is without every single one of you. I (Naomi, founder) took the idea of a film website to BFI Flare in March to see what filmmakers and film...

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The L Word ratings are in…

The L Word ratings are in…

The first episode of the L-Word has now graced screens across the world (albeit in not many countries) and the first data is now available on how well the show is doing. The first thing to note is that publicly available ratings (provided by Nielsen Ratings) only...

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Hi Pretty Film

Hi Pretty Film

Crowdfunder: Hi Pretty Film UPDATE: This crowdfunder has now ended. Overview Hi, Pretty is a modern day Romeo and Juliet-esque film set in Texas during the mid 2000s. Our story, is a true story that revolves around Lee Dawn Hershey who plays Joey, a queer...

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Road of Bygones review

Road of Bygones review

Road of Bygones Drama, 1 h 14 min A glimpse into the reality of a lesbian D/s relationship and the search for acceptance from those who we adore  One of a kind and deliciously dark Recluse Films’s Road of Bygones (2019) dir. Astrid Ovalles is a kinky, dark comedy...

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Season of Love review

Season of Love review

Season of Love Romantic Comedy, 1 h 43 min The queer women’s holiday story you’ve been waiting for!  Finally, a Christmas film you can relate to! It goes without saying that cinema lacks adequate representation of lesbians at Christmas time. Of course, there’s...

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How to access The L Word Generation Q using a VPN

How to access The L Word Generation Q using a VPN

How to... watch The L Word using a VPN For many of us, the realisation that we can't watch The L Word in our country is just becoming apparent. Whilst we understand the need to see it by any means necessary, it is essential that this series is viewed via an official...

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The Sympathy Card review

The Sympathy Card review

The Sympathy Card Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 34 min When Emma’s cancer takes  a turn for the worse, she presents her new wife Josie a deathbed order: find someone new while Emma is still around to approve of her choice.  Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry. Honest,...

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The L Word: Generation Q – Episode Guide

The L Word: Generation Q – Episode Guide

The L Word: Generation Q Episode Guide Warning: Synopsis' contain spoilers Groundbreaking drama series The L Word® revolutionized a generation. This fall the highly anticipated sequel The L Word®: Generation Q debuts. Ten years after the previous events, the original...

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Butch Pal For the Straight Gal

Butch Pal For the Straight Gal

Crowdfunder: Butch Pal for the Straight Gal UPDATE: This project is now complete and the webseries is now live. Watch the trailer: Overview If you’re reading this right now, chances are you’ve heard of the show Queer Eye. But have you asked the question “Why has a...

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QFW Northampton Festival

QFW Northampton Festival

Queer Film Weekender Film Festival 2019 Q-Film Weekender returns to Northampton  from 8-10 November 2019 The brilliant Northampton Filmhouse is a terrific independent cinema, and it’s got a weekend of LGBTQIA+ cinema coming up, for which tickets are now on sale. It’s...

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Fringe Film Festival 2019

Fringe Film Festival 2019

Fringe! Film Festival 2019 Fringe! Film Festival returns to London from 12 to 17 November 2019. With 25 feature films, and a broad range of short films, the 2019 edition of Fringe! Film Festival offers a great selection to choose from - and choose you will have to do...

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5 lesbian films to watch this Halloween

5 lesbian films to watch this Halloween

Five lesbian films to watch this Halloween You'd be forgiven for thinking that all films showing women loving women are romcoms... well think again! In 2018, just 8% of the mainstream UK cinema was comedy/romcoms; that doesn't give much chance of a independent...

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Collaboration with Queer Cinema returns!

Collaboration with Queer Cinema returns!

Collaborating with Queer Cinema Again!! We're delighted to announce that following our sell out and hugely successful first collaboration with Queer Cinema back in September (missed it, take a look here), we've been asked to return again in November - this time at a...

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Delta & Daisy webseries

Delta & Daisy webseries

Crowdfunder: Delta & Daisy UPDATE: This crowdfunder is now finished, filming is scheduled for April 2020. Overview This digital series follows New Orleans locals and married couple, Delta Delaney (Mandahla Rose) and Daisy Peltier (Nicole Pacent). Delta and Daisy...

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5 things we saw in the new L Word Generation Q trailer

5 things we saw in the new L Word Generation Q trailer

Drop everything, the new L Word: Generation Q teaser just dropped! The lesbian event of the year is happening in the US in December... the rest of the world has no idea what is going on but because the internet is global we're caught up in it even though we really...

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LesFlicks Cinema at LFEST 2019

LesFlicks Cinema at LFEST 2019

LesFlicks Cinema at LFEST Official Programme 2019 Welcome to the LFEST Cinema 2019 programme, curated and hosted by LesFlicks. We've got a real delight in store for you this year, with a selection of shorts and features from 1913 through to present day. Entry is free,...

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LesFlicks to host the cinema at LFEST

LesFlicks to host the cinema at LFEST

We're delighted to announce that LesFlicks will be curating to hosting the cinema at LFEST in 2019! The cinema returns following a year off and will be the first time it has popped up in the current location in Llandudno, Wales. It will also be having an upgrade and...

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Time & Again review

Time & Again review

Time & Again Drama, 28 min Eleanor and Isabelle meet again, sixty years after their relationship break up...   A love story that lasted a life time Rachel Dax writes and directs this masterpiece of our time. Time and Again is a story of two former lovers,...

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90s series Tales of the City to return on Netflix

90s series Tales of the City to return on Netflix

Netflix has announced Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City as a Working Title Television and NBCUniversal International studios production for Netflix. For those of you over 30, Tales of the City may ring a bell. For those of you who are younger, you're probably...

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Panel discussion on LGBTQ+ representation on screen

Panel discussion on LGBTQ+ representation on screen

A panel discussion took place at the Genesis Cinema in London as part of the Independent Film Festival on Sunday 7 April 2019. Watch below to see the first 30 minutes of the panel discussion. Panel host: Helen OakleighPanel participants (from left to right in the...

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Pioneering Bollywood lesbian romance released in India

Pioneering Bollywood lesbian romance released in India

A pioneering new Bollywood film, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (Ek Ladki), the debut film of the writer-director Shelly Chopra Dhar. which opened in India, and is thought to be the first mainstream film to show an Indian family coming to terms with their daughter...

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Fragments Festival – now accepting submissions

Fragments Festival – now accepting submissions

Created by the team at London’s award-winning, independent Genesis Cinema, the first edition of Fragments Festival is coming to London’s East End this June 7th to 15th. As a London-based festival, it is vital for them to express solidarity and unity within the film...

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When Abbie Met Emmy review

When Abbie Met Emmy review

When Abbie Met Emmy Silent Romantic Comedy, 10 min 14 sec When an offbeat young woman encounters her perfect match in a movie theatre, she must summon the courage to win her dream girl’s heart.  Showcasing the power of cinema in uniting strangers WHEN ABBIE MET...

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The Ground Beneath My Feet review

The Ground Beneath My Feet review

The Ground Beneath My Feet Drama, 1 h 48 min Not yet 30, Lola controls her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to optimize profits in her job as a high-powered business consultant. No one knows about her older sister Conny or her family's history...

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Turning review

Turning review

Turning Animation, mental health, 1 min 51 sec Voices in a crowd stir violent emotions and microaggressions bring up past traumas. Then a turning shifts the emotional landscape…   animation meets poetry to inspire change in a challenging world TURNING is a short...

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Children Alike review

Children Alike review

Children Alike Comedy, 5 min Johannes introduces his new girlfriend Wilma to his sister Hanna. However, Wilma and Hanna are everything but strangers.  What happens when a brother and sister both like the same girl? CHILDREN ALIKE is a short film from writer and...

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The Half Wall review

The Half Wall review

The Half Wall Comedy, Short, 7 min When the topic of renovation comes up, a gay couple find themselves in a heated and deeply serious discussion over something stupid as a bathroom wall.   An interesting perspective on how you visualise what your partner is...

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J.T. LeRoy review

J.T. LeRoy review

Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (aka J.T. LeRoy) Biography, Drama, 1 h 48 min A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.   Exploring the blurred lines between...

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Jas review

Jas review

Jas Drama, 12 min Jas is the story of a young, English-Iranian girl, and her unlikely meeting with a racist war veteran. It is a story of the desire to escape, and the impossibility of escaping oneself.   Finding yourself and your place in life isn't always easy...

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2 in the Bush: A Love Story review

2 in the Bush: A Love Story review

Two in the Bush: A Love Story Comedy, Drama, Polyamory, 1 h 37 min TWO IN THE BUSH is an unconventional romantic comedy about dungeons, a fish named Archimedes, and the many forms that love takes.     This may just be the first bi-poly sex dungeon rom-com...

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They Found Her in a Field review

They Found Her in a Field review

They Found Her in a Field Drama, 6 min Haunted by the death of her classmate and first love, Martha returns, ten years on, to their old meeting place. But as the memories of their relationship come flooding back, she must confront the tragic mystery that put an end to...

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Monica – Loose on a Cruise review

Monica – Loose on a Cruise review

Monica Loose on a Cruise Documentary, 13 mins Monica takes the trip of a lifetime with younger friends Jai and Lyla. Random encounters and reflections on life, love and lesbians under the Caribbean sun.    Monica charms the birds from the trees in her epic...

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Snapshots review

Snapshots review

Snapshots Drama, 1 h 35 m Let me teach you to be bold    Sometimes the past catches up to us and sets us free Based on a true story, this film looks at the relationships between three generations of a family as they spend a weekend together at the...

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Call Her Ganda review

Call Her Ganda review

Call Her Ganda Documentary, 1 h 33 min How One Life Galvanized a Nation     A powerful, moving insight of a mother’s, friend’s and nations loss Call Her Ganda is a documentary by PJ Raval about Jennifer Laude, a Filipino transwoman who is found brutally...

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Night Comes On review

Night Comes On review

 Night Comes On Drama, 1 h 26 min Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.   Revenge doesn't always lead you where...

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Treacle review

Treacle review

Treacle Comedy, 18 mins When friends Jessie and Belle go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook up, what seems like an awkward slip up to a firmly heterosexual Jessie is in fact an incredible betrayal to bisexual Belle.    a bisexual girl's relationship...

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Maybe Today review

Maybe Today review

Maybe Today Drama, 3 mins The lines between reality and fantasy become blurred, when a woman who has feelings for her best friend imagines what their relationship could be if she acted on them.   An inspiring tale or what you can achieve if you put yourself out...

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Calling for short film submissions

Calling for short film submissions

We're seeking filmmakers, actors and industry professionals who have the rights to short films with a lesbian and bisexual theme and would like to access their audience through the LesFlicks website and other third party video on demand portals. LesFlicks is a new...

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Little Miss Westie review

Little Miss Westie review

Little Miss Westie Documentary Documentary, 1 h 15 m Facing the judges wearing her brother’s hand-me-downs     Meet the McCarthys, a truly open and inspiring American family Little Miss Westie is a documentary from Joy E Reed and Dan Hunt following siblings...

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The Date review

The Date review

The Date Romantic comedy, 15 m After swiping right, Lizzy and Olivia hit it off almost immediately but there’s still one thing left to do…meet.    A clever insight into the challenges of dating in the lesbian and bisexual community The Date is a short film...

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First Day review

First Day review

First Day Live Action Narrative Fiction, 17m 42s It’s Hannah’s first day of high school and the first day she’ll present at school as female.    Inspiring the next generation to be confident and happy as whoever they may be First Day is written and directed...

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Tell it to the Bees review

Tell it to the Bees review

Tell it to the BeesDrama, Romance, Adaptation 1 h 46 m In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother.     a bee-eautful story of how love can give you strength in the toughest of times Tell it to the Bees is a...

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Vita & Virginia review

Vita & Virginia review

Vita & Virginia biography, drama, 1 h 50 m VITA & VIRGINIA details the intimate relationship between author Virginia Woolf and socialite, Vita SackvilleWest, which was to become the inspiration for Woolf’s Modernist novel, Orlando: A Biography.  ...

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Fear of Water review

Fear of Water review

Fear of Water Drama, Romance, LGBT (1h 40m) Log line: The Summer that changed everything   the decision to fall in love is out of our hands This film follows Eleanor and Alexia; two very different teenage girls who meet each other in North London. They have very...

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Films to watch if you enjoyed The Favourite

Films to watch if you enjoyed The Favourite

4 lesbian films to check out if you liked the Favourite The Favourite was a knockout winner at the Baftas and the Oscars in 2019. This mainstream, but something arty film had a strong lesbian storyline, and yet was not marketed in this way so some people missed it the...

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Season of Love: Queer Holiday RomCom

Season of Love: Queer Holiday RomCom

Crowdfunder: Season of Love UPDATE: This project is now complete. Check out the film on the film database (watch the trailer, follow on social): https://www.lesflicks.com/film/film-database/season-of-love/ Read the review of Season...

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LGBT content on mainstream platforms

LGBT content on mainstream platforms

2019 started off with a bang when it was announced that Wynonna Earp was once again at risk after filming that should have started in February did not take place. Already having been saved from the cut once due to the massive fandom that exists worldwide you would...

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Films to watch if you enjoyed Carol

Films to watch if you enjoyed Carol

Carol is a feature film with a lesbian storyling that features stunning cinematography and a great story. If you ask any lesbian to name a lesbian film, chances are Carol is on the tip of their tongue. With a huge budget, big cast and a mainstream full cinema release...

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10 lesbian films to look out for in 2019

10 lesbian films to look out for in 2019

2019 has already started with some amazing films in the cinema. We highlight more future releases in 2019 2019 has so far been the year of the biography with an amazing selection of lesbian or bisexual themed films hitting mainstream cinemas including Can You Ever...

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Our top 7 films for women at BFI Flare 2019

Our top 7 films for women at BFI Flare 2019

2019 marks the 33rd LGBT Film Festival from BFI Flare. The festival will run from 21 March to 31 March 2019 at the BFI Southbank in London. We already knew that Vita and Virginia is the opening night film, and now we are able to run through the other highlights of...

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