BFI FLARE REVIEW: “Praca is Poised To Emerge as a Breakout Director” – ‘Greta’ (2019)

After three Oscar nominations and over 30 prominent film roles, the quote most often attributed to actress Greta Garbo is her iconic Grand Hotel retort: “I want to be alone.” The star later clarified in an interview, “I only said I want to be left alone. There’s a difference.” In the northeastern Brazilian town of…

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: “A Reminder That Everyone Needs a Little Bit of Faith” – ‘Tucked’ (2019)

A reminder that “everyone needs a little bit of Faith.” There may not be a more wonderful way to start a film than the iconic first notes of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive.’ Tucked immediately shows Jackie (Derren Nesbitt) commanding the stage in a sky-high wig and stunning frock miming to the song. Jackie is…

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: “Honouring the Fans Who Fight Back” – ‘United We Fan’ (2019)

Honouring the fans who fight back. Documentary United We Fan shines a spotlight on the determined efforts fans have gone to for their favourite shows. The film delves beneath the surface of these communities in order to honour devoted individuals. Putting faces to legacies, United We Fan centrally chronicles the works of three women who…

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: “Delicate and Poetic” – ‘Vita &Virginia’ (2019)

Great writers always put passion and love in to their work. Virginia Woolf was no different, and with Vita & Virginia we see into the relationship which inspired one of Woolf’s greatest works: Orlando. Chanya Button takes a delicate and poetic look at a time in this pair’s life that shines a light on their…

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