REVIEW: ‘Sequin In A Blue Room’ (2021) A Visceral Queer Coming-Of-Age Drama

Samuel Van Grinsven’s Australian coming-of-age debut feature centres on an intense exploration of anonymity, sex, and social media.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Tove’ (2021) Lesbian Artists and Gay Moomins

“Alma Pöysti’s terrific performance as Tove, where her quiet affinity feels seismic, is effervescent.” Zaida Bergroth’s stunning biopic charmingly centres on artist and writer Tove Jansson’s (Alma Pöysti) bohemian life. Tove is a stylish period biography that gives a whole new perspective to the Moomins. Exuberantly visual in its charting of the artists’ life, Tove…

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Rebel Dykes’ (2021) A Wonderfully Focused Lesbian Self-Documentation

In Rebel Dykes, directors Harri Shanahan and Siân Williams stitch together a patchwork of home video, cartoon animation and talking heads, in a reflection on London’s 1980s lesbian communities.

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘Mayday’ (2021) A Spellbinding Genre Defying Treat

“Abiding by its own cinematic rules, Cinorre’s Mayday is a tonally adventurous genre-blending women-focused debut” In Karen Cinorre’s remarkable first feature, warnings of an approaching storm are the early signs that something strange is brewing. When Ana (Grace Van Patten) hides in the backroom of her workplace to cry, she is electrocuted and transported to…

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘Rebel Hearts’ (2021) Nuns Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Pedro Kos’ film is a historical excavation of the nuns who made headlines for their modernisation of the Church and adapting to be relevant to the movement of social change.

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REVIEW: ‘Cocoon’ (2020) is Worthy of its Golden Glow

“Krippendorff crafts a stunningly alluring narrative of feminine intimacy” Cocoon (Kokon) is a triumph on the brink of womanhood: a searing portrait of young queerness centred around the lesbian awakening of fourteen-year-old Nora (Jena Urzendowaky). In the sizzling heat of Berlin’s 2018 summer, Nora has many firsts: menstruation, masturbation and smoking marijuana. Yet the core self-discovery of Nora’s…

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Films for this Unconventional Christmas

Inevitably, the holidays will not be usual proceedings this year. Whether it is travel plans, present buying or seasonal tradition that has changed for you, we hope you can find some atypical festive cheer in our compiled collection of non-Christmas Christmas films.  To mark this bizarre holiday period, Flip Screen contributors have joined forces to…

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NFF Review: ‘Women In Film’ Strand

Reviews of the short films in Norwich Film Festival’s ‘Women In Film’ strand which shows an array of female-directed shorts.

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Top of the Docs #37 – LFF Special: ‘If It Were Love’ (2020) Reminisces on Human Touch

If It Were Love is an intense film following the touring show of Crowd from theatre to theatre. The fly on the wall documentary observes these performers behind the scenes.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Ammonite’ (2020) is a Beautifully Polished Period Lesbian Love Story

With little knowledge of the private life of the real Mary Anning, Ammonite fills in the gaps with queer pining and fossil hunting.

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