This year’s festival brought a diverse mix of LGBT-themed stories – as well as some star names.
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.
In Carmen and Lola, a young couple challenge the patriarchal and heteronormative attitudes of society.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Boy Erased find different ways to confront this harmful practice.
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.
James Ivory and Ismail Merchant’s stunning 1987 love story prizes sensuality over intellectualism.
By Barry Levitt
These inspiring LGBT-themed dramas are not to be missed.
By Jake Hall
The success of recent crowd-funded projects such as Roommate points to a growing awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.
Fans of André Aciman’s 2007 novel reflect on what makes it so special.
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.
Exploring how director Francis Lee constructs the central relationship in his powerful gay drama.
By Thomas Curry
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK with these great films.
Emma Stone’s new film serves to highlight the lack of queer icons on screen.
Toshio Matsumoto’s kaleidoscopic masterpiece offers a vital perspective on gender, sexuality and identity.