If you love going to the cinema, but prefer your popcorn served
with a side of queer, then we have some awesome news for you. The
ultimate UK LGBT film festival, BFI Flare, has just
announced its 2017 programme and, quite frankly, it looks
We're particularly excited about the world premiere of hot new
lesbian web series,
Different For Girls, featuring star of The L Word and DIVA 250 Awards Party host
Scroll down now to watch the trailer and you'll understand why
we can't wait to see the whole thing.
And that's not the only reason we're buzzing about this year's
Flare. The line-up looks sensational. There's
The Handmaiden, director Park Chan Wook's retelling of Sarah
Waters' Fingersmith set in 1930s Korea,
Southwest Of Salem: The Story Of The San Antonio Four, the
harrowing but vitally important documentary about four Latina
lesbians who were wrongly imprisoned for child abuse, and
Below Her Mouth, the sizzling sapphic lust story created by an
And that's just for starters. You can peruse the full
programme and pick your personal faves here.
BFI Deputy Head of Festivals Tricia Tuttle told us:
"Many world events in the last 12 months have reminded us just
how vital this event still is."
To say she's enthusiastic about the programme would be an
"It's vibrant, politically engaged, playful, stirring - and with
a number of World, International and European Premieres on offer,
BFI Flare is absolutely the place to see the best new LGBT cinema
We can't wait.
BFI Flare is on 16 - 26 March 2017.
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