London Film Festival has just announced their 2019 programme. Below we list 4 films that feature lesbian and bisexual women that are films to look out for if you want more representation on screen:

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Drama, History | 1h 59m | French & Italian
Director: Céline Sciamma

Tuesday 8 October, 17:25 EGC (BSL interpreted)

Wednesday 9 October, 14:30 EGC

Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes (Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos)

Two female leads face-to-face with mortality when one of them is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Refusing treatment, the couple moves to a small house in the woods where they rediscover a love lost to routine; all the while death waits outside the cabin’s walls.

Drama | 1h 26m | Spanish

Director: José Luis Torres Leiva

Monday 7 October, 18:15 ICA

Saturday 12 October,  13:10 VUE4

Trigonometry

A London couple struggling with an expensive apartment agree to take on a roommate. [Episode 1 and 2 will be shown]

Comedy, Romance | TV Series | 60m | English

Directors: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Stella Corradi

Friday 11 October, 18:10 SOHO

Two of Us

Nina and Madeleine, two retired women, are secretly deeply in love for decades. From everybody’s point of view, including Madeleine’s family, they are simply neighbors living on the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, sharing the tender delights of everyday life together. Until the day their relationship is turned upside down by an unexpected event leading Madeleine’s daughter to slowly unveil the truth about them.

Comedy, Drama | 1h 35m | French

Director: Filippo Meneghetti

Friday 11 October, 20:50 SOHO

Saturday 12 October,  16:15 VUE5

BFI London Film Festival Programme

You can see the full BFI London Film Festival programme on their website here:

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp