Films in Hearts
Films about love, romance and friendship.
A blue-collar car mechanic reveals the truth to his friends in this hilariously subversive twist on the familiar coming out story.
Two young men meet on the sports field and fall in love. But there’s a family secret which resurfaces and threatens to tear them apart.
When new girl Dana arrives at school, Barash is smitten, but will Dana love her back? A lesbian coming-of-age drama is told from a fresh perspective in this assured debut.
A small-town belle meets a rough and charming pimp who challenges her to take charge of her own destiny.
Dust off your Stetson and polish those cowboy boots, the Deadwood stage is coming to town and you need to be ready to greet it! Whipcrackaway!
Todd Haynes’ masterful Patricia Highsmith adaptation from a superb script by Phylis Nagy, Carol is the lesbian film we’ve all been waiting for.
A portrait of a young gay man discovering something of his own desires and identity on a summer break at the family holiday home in the south of France.
The classic lesbian love story returns to the festival as vibrant and beautiful as ever.
Last year’s Venice Film Festival-winner presents a riveting portrait of life in Caracas, as a middle-class professional becomes obsessed by a member of a street gang.
All that you thought you knew about Queen Christina of Sweden and then some in this lush retelling of the lesbian monarch’s story.
Lily Tomlin: the kind of grandma you want fighting your corner when you’re in need of money and you hate your mother.
A pair of teenage skateboarders find themselves drawn into a murky criminal underworld in this distinctive thriller.
Portrait of a couple in trouble in the film world of Los Angeles. A moody, cheating boyfriend just doesn’t appreciate his beautiful and devoted other half. Can they fix it?
Two men reconnect in this emotionally raw and politically radical gay love story from India.
The secret relationship between two carefree highschoolers puts them in the crosshairs of the FBI.
Very rare screening of a 1971 film set in a New York gay bar on Christmas Eve. Like being back in the Stonewall Inn, it’s a real timewarp, with a great cast including Candy Darling.
It’s Christmas Eve and transgender working girl Sin-Dee Rella has just come out of the joint only to discover her man has been playing around – and with a ‘white fish’ of all things.
A heartfelt exploration of one man’s journey towards self-acceptance from acclaimed filmmakers Barak and Tomer Heymann.
Short films programme
From a teenager in his mother’s car to an astronaut in outer space, these shorts prove that we all have a little something to learn, no matter where we might be.
Short films programme
Life, love and happiness cross boundaries and ages in this witty, thought-provoking and heartfelt selection of shorts.