Diamantino

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This sophomore feature from American filmmakers Gabriel Abrantes,  and Daniel Schmidt is a joyous bizarre tale that is a result of their wonderfully warped imagination.  It won’t play well with everyone but if you get pulled in by their sheer lunacy you will so love how it all pans out. It’s the tale of Diamantino (Carloto Cotta) the … Continue reading



Disobedience

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  Disobedience is the first English language film for award-winning Chilean writer/director Sebastián Lelio, and with it, he continues his theme of stories that are centered around strong unique women.  First, there was ‘Gloria’ followed closely by his Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman that starred Daniela Vega a trans actress, and now comes this tale of a lesbian love affair … Continue reading




Vita & Virginia : a tale of literary lesbian love

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  It is plain to see why, on paper, Vita & Virginia was an easy choice to pick as the flagship opening movie for the 2019 British Film Institute Flare LGBT festival. It checks all the boxes. British costume drama? Literary heritage? Lesbians? Gays? Transexual narrative? Sex? Flawless period costumes? Sets like oil paintings? Check. … Continue reading



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