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BFI Film on Film Festival 2023
Meet the programmer: Wema Mumma
Introducing our new BFI Flare programmer, her taste in films and what she hopes to bring to the festival.
The 30 best films to watch on BFI Player right now The Evening Standard
100 BBC TV gamechangers bfi.org.uk
Full programme announced for 36th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival
The 36th edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival unveiled its full programme this evening with a launch event at BFI Southbank as well as on BFI Flare Facebook and BFI YouTube. One of the world’s most significant and long-standing queer film events, this year’s BFI Flare will take place in person, and also offer a selection of titles available on BFI Player to UK-wide audiences, and to international audiences via Five Films for Freedom – now in its seventh year, in partnership with The British Council. This year presents 6 world premieres, 56 features and…
Your Pride Month Watchlist 🏳️🌈 62 films
Here are the pioneers, the iconoclasts, the brave - from landmark LGBTQIA+ portraits to the next generation of queer classics.…
100 great LGBTQIA+ films 100 films
Celebrate queer history with these great LGBTQIA+ titles from around the world.
30 great films from 1930s France 30 films
A celebration of the golden age of French cinema between the coming of sound and the outbreak of World War…
Cannes Film Festival Classics 57 films
A selection from the world’s most famous film festival, available to stream now on BFI Player.
Controversial Classics 19 films
A collection of the bold and the banned; causes célèbre and succès de scandale to incite, provoke and arouse.
5 films that influenced Dario Argento’s Suspiria 5 films
A nightmare fairytale etched in neon colour, Dario Argento’s witchy shocker Suspiria remains the most famous of all Italian horror…
Watched @ BFI Flare 2023
Onur Yasar 14 films
9ᵗʰ BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival (2023)
alsablancaⓥ 70 films
BFI Flare Film Festival Short Films 2023
Paul Leonard 7 films
Janus Films on the 2022 Sight and Sound Top 100 List
Janus Films 48 films
S&S I need to watch
martinhgonzo 63 films
London Film Festival 2022: Ranked
Jack Aling 26 films
Very convincingly lived-in performances across the board, fascinating interpersonal dynamics within a very non-nuclear family, and some tender, caring character work elevate this from a more run-of-the-mill queer misery piece into an affirmative celebration of the queer art of failure (Halberstam, 2011), which sensitively explores the social intersections it occupies in terms of race, class, gender and sexuality. (“I just like being pretty sometimes” is an all-timer imo, and so beautifully delivered.)
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Way more tense than I anticipated it would be. I think the fantastic soundtrack was able to stop it from getting too much for me. Just imagining that time, that environment.. disturbs me to think about.
These people aren't gone either.
Aside from it painting a picture of the times, very effectively depicting the issues with it.. It was a beautiful film. Beautiful visually. Colourful. Striking.
The ending was lovely too 🥺
Gorgeous movie. New Zealand always manages to put so much heart and charm into their films, this story of 3 cousins and their strong connection to each other and their land was wonderful. There are multiple timelines and stories going at once but it all feels so seamless and flows so smoothly. Strong performances by all, the child actors were fantastic, a standout is Rachel House, who managed to bring quite a few laughs whenever she was on screen. The scenery was so beautiful too. A great film.
might be the greatest nz movie ever tbh
most nz films suffer from having aspects that make them feel cheap. whether that be weak acting, boring camera work, terrible nz humour or just shitty storytelling.
everything about this was well done. an important narrative that didnt feel overdramatised or forced in any way. the acting was good, the little moments of comedy were fitting (didnt feel forced and weren't fucking dry). the production value was better than literally any other…
Filled with beautiful sound and movement, Cousins is a small scale film that manages to slowly and quietly devastate with its large scale themes of displacement, identity and belonging. Cousins bubbles over with emotion; an understanding and empathy for three woman built as the film moves between three timelines. Directors Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith (who also stars) do a brilliant job in taking what would be perceived by the outside world as an innocuous story, and making it and its occupants matter.
Wow. This was absolutely incredible. A fascinating performance of so many different horrible strong things in the world, and Kapadia's choices in regard to focus, close ups, and to the extent that he could control it, narrative, were superb. The perfect film to get me back into ballet as an art form capable of incredible and radical style & narrative
We’re here to celebrate film. Not just the genius of the filmmakers, but the stuff itself: celluloid with sprocket holes. So, check out the festival where every film is projected on film. Taking place 8-11 June at BFI Southbank. Explore the programme