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Carmen & Lola : the tale of two gypsy girls and forbidden love

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  Spanish filmmaker Arantxa Echevarría feature directing debut Carmen and Lola was the first Spanish film selected  to play in the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Festival . It was a great start for this tale of forbidden teenage love which would go on to pick up several awards on the Film Festival circuit. This … Continue reading



Saint Maud : a skin clawing creeper

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  For the very first time Andrew Hebden one of QUEERGURU’s London team has literally moved into London’s South Bank for the next 2 weeks  to cover the prestigious BFI London Film Festival .  He’ll be reviewing not just all the excellent queer films  screening there but movies he thinks will appeal to the whole … Continue reading



A Luv Tale : about 4 queer women in Harlem

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  It’s been 20 years since director’ Sidra Smith’s debut film A Luv Tale played the Film Festival  circuit and picked up a couple of Audience Awards.  Now she is back with a 6 part web series of the same name that picks up where she left off with  the story of the lives of … Continue reading



Rafiki : the defiant tale of two African girls in love

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  African queer films are very much a rarity essentially because so much of that Continent have laws that criminalise homsosexuality and also so much of the population traditionally cannot morally accept it. In fact this charming tale of first love between two teenage Kenyan girls that has been critically acclaimed globally is still banned … Continue reading



Sister Aimee : The Disappearance of the US’s most famous religious charlatan.

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Sister  Aimee is a bonky film about an even bonkier character Aimee Semple McPherson whose story is too ridiculous to be real. In fact filmmakers Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann make a point of telling us that only 5.5% of their film is true and the rest is pure (and slightly warped) imagination. They focus … Continue reading



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