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BFI Flare at home

BFI Flare at home invites you to experience selections from BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival's 2020 programme from the comfort of your couch.

Join the conversation using #BFIFlareAtHome and check back daily for announcements of new Festival titles added to BFI Player, live Q&As with filmmakers and a Closing Night DJ set broadcast from Spotify to house parties across the UK.

How to join in

  • Sign up for a BFI Player subscription, starting with a 14-day free trial
  • Browse the BFI Flare collection, with films from the BFI Flare 2020 festival programme added throughout the Festival
  • Prepare your snacks, fluff the cushions, make sure your glass is full
  • Enjoy a film from the comfort of your home
  • Join the conversation on social media using #BFIFlareAtHome

Please note that BFI Player is only available in the UK. Some films incur an additional rental cost.


Film of the day – Sunday 29 March

Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?

Dir Tomer Heymann and Barak Heymann

A gay Israeli man based in London attempts to reconnect with his family in this incredibly moving documentary about the journey towards self-acceptance. Selected by Michael Blyth, BFI Flare Programmer.

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Film of the day – Saturday 28 March

T11 Incomplete

Dir Suzanne Guacci

Past mistakes haunt the present and threaten a new love affair between an older woman and her patient in this compelling melodrama.

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Q&A – Saturday 28 March 14:30

Live Q&A with director Olivier Ducastle (Don’t Look Down)

Join us on the BFI YouTube for a Q&A hosted by one of our BFI Flare programmers.

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Q&A – Saturday 28 March 16:30

Live Q&A with director Suzanne Guacci (T11 Incomplete)

Join us on the BFI YouTube for a Q&A hosted by one of our BFI Flare programmers.

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Virtual Party – Saturday 28 March from 21:00

BFI Flare Virtual Closing Night Party

Tune into Spotify this Saturday night and join in the virtual BFI Flare 2020 Closing Night Party – taking place in living rooms around the UK. The playlist is curated by Jonathan Kemp & Sadie Lee (Lower the Tone), Unskinny Bop and GIN (Nite Dykez X Faggamuffin Bloc Party).

Get involved and share the party vibe by posting photos and videos from your own house party using #BFIFlareAtHome. We'll be RTing our faves on the night!

And please tag us to be featured on our Twitter feed (@BFIFlare) and Instagram Stories (@BritishFilmInstitute).

Join us on your dance floor


Films of the day – Friday 27 March

Disclosure

Dir Sam Feder

A well-timed and thrilling analysis of the history of transgender stories on screen, from the silent era to the present day.

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Ask Any Buddy

Dir Evan Purchell

This lovingly edited compilation of erotic gay film is the nearest you’ll get to experiencing queer life in the glory days between 1968 and 1986.

Please note, this film contains explicit sex.

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Q&A – Friday 27 March 16:30

Live Q&A with director Evan Purchell (Ask Any Buddy)

Join us on the BFI YouTube for a Q&A hosted by BFI Flare programmer Brian Robinson.

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Film of the day – Thursday 26 March

A Dog Barking at the Moon

Dir Xiang Zi

This impressive dissection of one Chinese family’s imperfect life gradually reveals discomforting secrets.

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Q&A – Thursday 26 March 14:30

Live Q&A with director Xiang Zi and producer Jose Val Bal (A Dog Barking at the Moon)

Join us on the BFI YouTube for a Q&A hosted by BFI Flare programmer Brian Robinson.

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Q&A – Thursday 26 March 16:30

Live Q&A with director Posy Dixon (Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story)

Join us on the BFI YouTube for a Q&A hosted by BFI Flare programmer Jay Bernard.

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Film of the day – Wednesday 25 March

Don’t Look Down

Dir Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau

The directors of Theo and Hugo (BFI Flare 2016) serve up a deliciously enigmatic chamber piece.

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Q&A – Wednesday 25 March 14:30

Live Q&A with director Phillip Pike (Our Dance of Revolution)

Join us on the BFI YouTube for a Q&A hosted by BFI Flare programmer Tara Brown.

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Film of the day – Tuesday 24 March

Vita & Virginia

Dir Chanya Button

“The tempestuous and passionate relationship between literary icons Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West is brought to swoon-worthy life in this BFI Flare 2019 opener.” Selected by Emma Smart, BFI Flare Programmer

Rent for £4.50

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Interview with Chanya Button

Why literary lesbians are having a moment on screen


Films of the day – Monday 23 March

Our Dance of Revolution

Dir Phillip Pike

Covering 35 years of black LGBTIQ+ organising in Toronto, this expansive BFI Flare 2020 film presents an intergenerational account of how activist communities and discourse was built.

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Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

Dir Posy Dixon

After his 1986 album Keyboard Fantasies is re-discovered, a black trans musician recounts his life, from the lonely 1960s to the joy of witnessing the present.

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Q&A – Monday 23 March 16:30

Live Q&A with director Daniel Karslake (For They Know Not What They Do)

Join us on the BFI YouTube for a Q&A hosted by BFI Flare programmer Brian Robinson.

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Film of the day – Sunday 22 March

52 Tuesdays

Dir Sophie Hyde

"The closing film of BFI Flare 2014, this tender Australian drama worked with non-actors to present a year in the life of a trans man, coming out to his daughter and navigating the world of gender expectations as a parent." Selected by Zorian Clayton, BFI Flare Programmer

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Interview with Sophie Hyde


Film of the day – Saturday 21 March

For They Know Not What They Do

Dir Daniel Karslake

No description of this powerful and all-too-timely BFI Flare 2020 documentary can do justice to its sheer emotional intensity.

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Film of the day – Friday 20 March

And Then We Danced

Dir-Scr Levan Akin

Our first Film of the Day is this universally acclaimed, Cannes-winning Georgian dance drama. Merab’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of a new dancer, who proves to be his rival in the rehearsal space but also a competitor for his heart. It’s a beautiful and rhapsodic film that captures love blossoming in secret between the two dancers, amidst the stricture of a deeply conservative society.

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Review in Sight & Sound magazine

Sight & Sound interview with Levan Akin


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