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BFI Flare has unveiled its 2017 programme and it looks incredible

Riveting documentaries, steamy erotica and the world premiere of lesbian web series Different For Girls.

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:14:24 GMT | Updated 8 days ago

If you love going to the cinema, but prefer your popcorn served with a side of queer, then we have some awesome news for you. The ultimate UK LGBT film festival, BFI Flare, has just announced its 2017 programme and, quite frankly, it looks amazing.


We're particularly excited about the world premiere of hot new lesbian web series, Different For Girls, featuring star of The L Word and DIVA 250 Awards Party host Rachel Shelley.


Scroll down now to watch the trailer and you'll understand why we can't wait to see the whole thing.


And that's not the only reason we're buzzing about this year's Flare. The line-up looks sensational. There's The Handmaiden, director Park Chan Wook's retelling of Sarah Waters' Fingersmith set in 1930s Korea, Southwest Of Salem: The Story Of The San Antonio Four, the harrowing but vitally important documentary about four Latina lesbians who were wrongly imprisoned for child abuse, and Below Her Mouth, the sizzling sapphic lust story created by an all-female crew.


And that's just for starters. You can peruse the full programme and pick your personal faves  here.


BFI Deputy Head of Festivals Tricia Tuttle told us:


"Many world events in the last 12 months have reminded us just how vital this event still is."


To say she's enthusiastic about the programme would be an understatement:


"It's vibrant, politically engaged, playful, stirring - and with a number of World, International and European Premieres on offer, BFI Flare is absolutely the place to see the best new LGBT cinema first."


We can't wait.


BFI Flare is on 16 - 26 March 2017.


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