Best of Flare | Wed 11 July
Queer Vision Presents: Best of Flare | 630pm | Watershed
The BFI Flare film festival is one of the biggest and best LGBT+ Film festival in the world. Every year on the London’s Southbank they present new and classic LGBT+ films and we attend to make selections for Pride. As well as feature films, this year there was an abundance of short films and we’ve selected the best from Flare to bring you films breaking new ground in queer representation and narratives that you won’t see in the mainstream.
The Rabbi 20mins
Rarely can a short film achieve such subtlety. Michael is a charismatic and much-admired Rabbi at a Jerusalem Yeshiva. When his favourite student shares his innermost secrets, the Rabbi’s familiar, secure world is shaken to the core.
Missed Conceptions 15mins
Based in 90s London and inspired by the true story of a lesbian couple trying for a baby. With the NHS turning their back from helping individuals with ‘untraditional lifestyles’ from having families, Helen and Ruth’s relationship is put under strain, once they finally find the perfect donor.
Edmund The Magnificent 13mins
The county Pig Fete is being revived, so the once-legendary Farmer decides to invest his life savings in a thoroughbred piglet to breed new life back into his now dilapidated farm. But when he puts young pig Edmund out to breed and the lad abstains it challenges everything the Farmer thought he knew about pigs, love and the true value of life.
Skai Blue 17mins
When a young gay African man runs away from his own country, he ends up in Belgium where he hopes to seek a better future and to find the freedom to love. Skai Blue not only tells a heartbreaking story of oppression, asylum and loneliness but also one of hope forged in love.
This award-winning comedy short tells the story of a young boy thinks his new goldfish is gay, much to the horror of his conservative father.
Three old ladies spend every afternoon sitting on a bench, next to the main street of their village. The arrival of a mysterious pair of girls turns into the main topic of discussion, and they greet every passer-by while talking about the life style of the two new arrivals.
Brown Queers 25mins
Three awesome portraits of brown queers. Insightful, educational and interesting, this is not just about being an LGBT person of colour but also how, through gender expression, our three protagonists are treated in different ways.