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.
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
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