Great news! For the first time ever, you won’t have to be in London to attend the 2020 BFI London Film Festival, as they’ll be screening films across multiple cities and online! We’ve already scouted out the lesbian interest films they’re showing this year, so you don’t have to. Bookings fill up fast, but if a film looks sold out, don’t worry: there are always a few extra tickets released on the day. Here they are—the 4 films featuring WLW that you can enjoy at the BFI LFF this year!
In 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever. Francis Lee follows up God’s Own Country with a film that is every bit as immersive, tactile and emotionally powerful, aided by the devastatingly good Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.
Drama, Romance | 1hr 52m | English
Director: Francis Lee
Saturday 17-Sun 18 October, Multiple Locations (See all screenings here: https://www.bfi.org.uk/london-film-festival/screenings/ammonite)
A woman’s life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them on a major heist they’re planning. Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins and Debra Winger play a family of unusually creative grifters trying to scam the system in Miranda July’s deadpan, offbeat love story.
Crime, Comedy, Drama | 1hr 44m | English
Director: Miranda July
Wednesday 7 October 21:00, BFI Player: https://www.bfi.org.uk/london-film-festival/screenings/kajillionaire
+ FREE ONLINE EVENT
Screen Talk: Miranda July
BFI LFF welcomes multi-disciplinary artist Miranda July back to the Festival for an in-depth talk about her film work and the making of Kajillionaire.
Going nowhere with a novel, famous horror writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) gets the inspiration she needs when two young newlyweds come to stay. Directed by the masterful Josephine Decker.
Biography, Drama | 1hr 47m | English
Director: Josephine Decker
Friday 9-Saturday 10 October, Multiple Locations (See all screenings here: https://www.bfi.org.uk/london-film-festival/screenings/shirley)
9 October 2020 18:30, BFI Player
Joana and Nina are 13-year-old girls on the brink of womanhood, provocatively confronting their female gender, queerness and social norms.
Short| 22m | Spanish, Catalan
Director: Èrika Sánchez Marcos
Wednesday 7-Sunday 18 October Anytime (Free), BFI Player https://www.bfi.org.uk/london-film-festival/screenings/panthers
BFI London Film Festival Programme
You can see the full BFI London Film Festival programme on their website here:
Join the club
If you are a lesbian or bisexual woman or non-binary babe and would like to join our London film club, please sign up here.
Join the team!
Want to be part of this revolution to get more content with a lesbian and bisexual theme to an audience? Passionate about film? Get in touch!
We don’t know about you, but all of us at LesFlicks are sure excited for these new films! Check out the lesbian, bisexual, and WLW films playing in BFI London and tell us what you think! Which is your favorite? Which ones are you looking forward to seeing? Tell a friend or two and maybe you can have a special watch party. Engage with us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We always love hearing from you!