Why are you Like This: The brilliant new TV show where nothing is off-limits

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“What makes this so refreshing is to watch is its diversity and the way it explores a range of different identities onscreen” BY HARRIET ARGENT If you like painfully self-aware and self-deprecating comedy about political correctness, woke culture and allyship, look no further.  Netflix’s new show Why Are You Like This, created by Mark Samual [….]

A review of Comets ahead of the Femspectives Film Festival

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“The film considers the complexities of two teenage girls exploring their sexuality while living in a sheltered community” BY HARRIET ARGENT This weekend (23-25 April 2021) marks the third annual Femspectives Film Festival, an event providing a platform for feminist storytelling and conversations around social issues and politics. We’re taking a closer look at one [….]

What we’re watching at this year’s Femspectives Feminist Film Festival

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Femspectives kicks off on 23 April and we can’t wait BY HARRIET ARGENT Taking place entirely online this year due to Covid restrictions, the Glasgow-based festival is themed around “dreaming”, with films touching on the wide and varying ways to dream and envision the past, present and future.  Founders of the event, Lauren Clarke and [….]

FILM: Juliet

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“In countries like Russia it is almost impossible to live if you are a transgender person” BY DIVA STAFF Juliet follows the story of a transgender teenager’s dream to play Juliet in her school play, Romeo & Juliet. This brilliant short has been a hit at film festivals, including the Oscar-qualifying AFI Fest 2020 and [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Tove

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A Q&A with Tove’s director, Zaida Bergroth BY NADIA DAVIES A lyrical and romantic biopic of the beloved creator of the Moomins featuring an incredible central performance by Alma Pöysti is screening at this year’s BFI Flare. Describe your film in three words. Intimate, honest, joyful. What inspired you to make the film? I wanted [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Kiss Me Before It Blows Up

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DIVA chats to Shirel Peleg, director of this film about love and the healing power of forgiveness BY NADIA DAVIES Cultures clash and family secrets are revealed when Shira brings home her new girlfriend in this delightful first feature. Describe your film in three words. Diverse, chaotic and fun What inspired you to make the film? [….]