The 31st BFI Flare Film Festival – celebrating the best in global LGBT cinema – will open next month in London, and as expected, the curators at the British Film Institute have compiled a fantastic assortment of titles; with works from internationally-renowned auteurs, and ambitious debutants.
Opening with Fergus O’Brien’s Against the Law, starring Daniel Mays, Mark Gatiss, and Charlie Creed-Miles, and closing with Jennifer Reeder’s Signature Move, starring Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, and Sari Sanchez, the BFI Flare will showcase more than 50 feature-length films, and over 100 shorts across its duration.
As always, there will be plentiful special events, premieres, conversations, and workshops, and tickets go on sale from Monday 27th February. BFI members can start their booking process a week earlier on Monday 20th February.
Other highlights screening include Barry Jenkins’ impeccable and Academy Award-nomainted Moonlight, So Yong Kim’s festival hit Lovesong starring Riley Keough, and Jena Malone, plus Xavier Dolan’s domestic explosion It’s Only the End of the World, with stars including Marion Cottilard, Léa Seydoux, and Vincent Cassel.
The full 31st BFI Flare programme can be found here. The event runs from 16th to 26th March, 2017.