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Portrait of a Lady on Fire : one of the best queer movies of the Year

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  Céline Sciammawho has already given us Water Lillies, Tomboy, Girlhood and Being 17. confirms her position as one of the leading queer filmmakers with this  her latest, and finest film to date.  Portrait of A Lady on Fire is an historical drama set in the 19th Century that tells of a forbidden affair between … Continue reading



The Birth of a Nation

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Filmmaker Nate Parker’s powerful directing debut The Birth of a Nation that was hailed as a masterpiece in many quarters in Sundance earlier this year, is based on the controversial account of Nat Turner’s life and the slave rebellion he led in 1831.  The perfect timing of the premiere in the very same month the Academy … Continue reading



The Girl King

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The true story of the young woman who ruled Sweden as its Queen for a mere 10 years in the middle of the 17th Century has been told several times already, most notable in the 1933 movie Queen Christina starring Greta Garbo. Whilst this early version also touched on how fiercely independent the young ruler was, it … Continue reading



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