This year’s festival brought a diverse mix of LGBT-themed stories – as well as some star names.
How the language we use to talk about art which explores subjects of gender and identity can evolve.
By Ella Kemp
Camille Vidal-Naquet’s impressive debut feature is infused with skin-prickling energy.
By Rory Marsh
A gay man struggles to come out to his ultra-conservative parents in this affecting drama from Yen Tan.
By Katie Goh
Dykes, Camera, Action! features first-hand accounts from Barbara Hammer and Desiree Akhavan.
Sam Abbas hopes his debut feature The Wedding will usher in a new era of queer cinema in the region.
By Anton Bitel
Tilman Singer’s intense psychodrama was among the highlights of the inaugural genre showcase.
In Carmen and Lola, a young couple challenge the patriarchal and heteronormative attitudes of society.
Desiree Akhavan presents a confident, heartbreaking portrait of life inside a Christian conversion therapy camp.
On the life of a poverty-stricken Brazilian trans performance artist disco poet in remission from cancer.
By Chloe Smith
Is Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian the latest attempt to deny LGBT audiences tangible representation?
A teen fights for his soul in Brazilian character study Hard Paint, which screened at this year’s BFI Flare.
By Elena Lazic
What does it mean for a gay man to be ‘normal’? This coming-of-age comedy seeks to answer that question.
Robin Campillo’s stirring AIDS activist drama is a vital reminder of the power of protest.
By Sean L Malin
The queer film icon reflects on her pioneering career ahead of a new retrospective of her work.
Findings from a rare public screening of John Dexter’s I Want What I Want.
This tragicomic Joe Orton biopic offers a fascinating glimpse into London’s hidden homosexual community.