BFI Flare Discovery
Explore the best queer cinema from around the globe.
Fancy something a little different? Our new Discovery Passes are designed to help you explore the hidden treasures in our programme. Carefully curated by our programmers, it’s a way of discovering the Festival treats you might have otherwise missed.
To make them extra-tempting, these films are available for the special price of three for £30. And as films sell out we will add new titles to the list.
Just choose any three films from our curated selections and use the code DISCOVER before adding seats to your basket. The ‘Discovery Pass’ price will then become available to select.
Dir-Scr José Luis Torres Leiva | Chile-Argentina-Germany
From José Luis Torres Leiva, one of the true poets of independent Latin-American cinema, comes an assured and compassionate meditation on landscape and the human condition.
Read more about Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes
Dir-Scr Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | France
Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau return with an elegant and intimate drama about love and revenge, crafted with dramatic intensity and visual dazzle.
Read more about Don’t Look Down
Dir-Scr Isabel Sandoval | USA
An undocumented immigrant searches for safety and security in this poignant mix of love story and social drama.
Read more about Lingua Franca
Dir-Scr Hong Khaou | UK
Hong Khaou follows Lilting (BFI Flare 2014) with this gorgeous drama that evokes the disorientation of returning to an unrecognisable homeland.
Read more about Monsoon
Dir Peter Mackie Burns | Ireland-UK
This second feature by Daphne director Peter Mackie Burns is a nuanced and deeply cinematic portrait of a middle-aged Dublin man disintegrating on all fronts.
Read more about Rialto
Dir Stephen Kijak | UK
Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, Judy Garland’s post-MGM triumphs and tragedies are vividly recalled in a revelatory documentary that utilises her impresario husband Sidney Luft’s memoirs.
Read more about Sid & Judy
Dir-Scr Jayro Bustamante | Guatemala-France-Luxembourg
Award-winning director Jayro Bustamante (whose La Llorona also features in the Official Competition) presents a complex and provocative portrait of queer identity in Guatemala.
Read more about Tremors
Dir Filippo Meneghetti | France
The love between two older women is threatened by illness and secrecy in a moving French drama that features Barbara Sukowa at her very best.
Read more about Two of Us
Dir-Scr Aoife O’Kelly | UK-Nigeria
In coming to terms with his sexuality, Adrian is forced to choose between a compromised existence and the life that he would like to lead.
Read more about Walking with Shadows
Dir Jean Epstein | France
Visionary filmmaker Jean Epstein blends documentary authenticity with rich cinematic invention in this subtly homoerotic tale that echoes Cult Gala The Lighthouse.
Read more about Finis Terrae