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Why films about lesbian characters should be called lesbian films

By Dilara Elbir

Is there an argument to drop the cover-all term “queer” in favour of something that’s more specific to the subject of a piece of art?

63rd BFI London Film Festival line-up brings female directors to the fore

By David Jenkins

Céline Sciamma, Marielle Heller and Athina Rachel Tsangari are all heading to the capital this October.

Why the lesbian period drama is having a moment

By Ciara Pitts

From Gentleman Jack to Portrait of a Lady on Fire, TV and film are finding new ways to reflect on lesbian history.

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite wins the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2019

By Hannah Woodhead

The South Korean director’s social satire takes top honours among a mixed bag of winners at this year’s festival.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire – first look review

By Adam Woodward

A painter falls in love with her subject in Céline Sciamma’s masterfully composed period piece.

25 films we’d like to see at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

Could these be the directors vying for this year’s Palme d’Or?

How I wrote My Life as a Courgette, by Céline Sciamma

By David Jenkins

The screenwriter behind this Oscar-nominated animation talks through the intricacies of her working process.

My Life as a Courgette

By David Jenkins

There’s magic in every stop-motion frame of this miniature gem from Claude Barras and Céline Sciamma.

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Watch the charming trailer for My Life as a Courgette

By Little White Lies

Claude Barras’ stop-motion gem is being released in both subtitled and dubbed versions.

The halting nature of desire at BFI Flare 2017

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Bold expressions of queer passion were on offer at the 31st edition of London’s premier LGBT film festival.

The 2016 BFI London Film Festival line-up has been announced

By Little White Lies

The capital’s biggest and best annual film jamberoo will be rolling into town on 5 October.

My Life as a Courgette – first look review

By Elena Lazic

This stunning stop-motion animation set in an orphanage is as witty and insightful as it is quietly shocking.

Alejandro Jodorowsky has a new film at Cannes

By Adam Chapman

The veteran filmmaker’s Kickstarter-funded Endless Poetry will premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight.

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