REVIEW: Ammonite is a passion filled period piece exploring forbidden love

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Human connection overrules the constraints of the past in Francis Lee’s second feature  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Returning after a hugely successful breakout feature in the form of God’s Own Country, Francis Lee’s Ammonite is here to prove his deserved place in the queer cinema canon. This time, the love story ventures back in time to [….]

REVIEW: Kajillionaire is the quirky, queer film here to brighten 2020

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Miranda July’s third feature is profoundly moving and wildly original  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY MATT KENNEDY Sitting down to watch Kajillionaire, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that if it was anything like Miranda July’s previous films, I was in for something unique and surprising at every turn.  Kajillionaire [….]

CELEB: Indya Moore speaks candidly about their journey to fame

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“To be Black in America is to be gaslit everyday of your life” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS At just 25-years-old, Pose star, Indya Moore has already lived an incredibly full life. From their breakout role as Angel Evangelista, to being named one of the most 100 influential people in the world last year by Time magazine, [….]

SCREEN: Drop everything, there’s a new Ammonite trailer

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The brand-new trailer for the hotly anticipated film is here  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS I think it’s safe to say that Ammonite is one of the most talked about LGBTQI love stories this year. Starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, the period drama follows the life of British palaeontologist Mary Anning and her relationship with geologist Charlotte Murchison [….]

SCREEN: Your exclusive chance to catch They Them Us

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They Them Us is screening digitally at the LA Femme International Film Festival, followed by a Q&A BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS All you queer film fans out there, there’s a chance to see a screening of the fabulous They Them Us on Friday evening, 16 October – virtually of course, as part of the LA Femme [….]

EXCLUSIVE: Your first look at Cocoon

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The queer film on everyone’s radar, hot off the heels of it’s Iris Prize success  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Opening the generation section of the Berlinale 2020 where it had its World Premiere, Cocoon is the impressive second feature from Berlin-based writer and director Leonie Krippendorff.  It’s a tender story of first times during a heated summer. [….]

SCREEN: Mentors revealed for 2020 BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew support programme for emerging talent

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Seven emerging LGBTQI British filmmakers to receive mentoring from industry professionals such as Luca Gaudagnino and Kate Herron  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (BAFTA) and BFI have today announced the six industry mentors who will provide a year-long mentorship to the BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew 2020 mentees. Now [….]