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Queerguru @ BFI Flare : I AM SAMUEL

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  Religion, homophobia, and a lack of resources loom over a touching account of one man reconciling his love for another man with the expectations of his family. The brave participants of this documentary avoid melodrama, histrionics and self pity. It’s a show and tell story that gives its subjects the decency of realism.  Living … Continue reading



Queerguru @ London Film Festival : Andrew Hebden reviews the excellent FLEE

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It’s the (second) most wonderful time of the year. The 2021 London Film Festival is about to heap a feast of brand-new meaty morsels on us and Queerguru is ready to slice it, dice it, and serve it up fresh. There was no better or more challenging way to plunge into this year’s programming than … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden @BFI London Film Fest reviews “A Room Of My Own” that makes a case for how sad moments define people

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  A Room of My Own (Directed by Ioseb ‘Soso’ Bliadze), set in Tbilisi, Georgia, during the pandemic asks one central question; do circumstances turn you into a mess, or does being a mess create your circumstances? It then artfully avoids coming down on one side or the other. Tina (Taki Mumladze, also the co-writer … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews LUKAS DHONT’s ‘wounding masterpiece’ CLOSE at BFI London Film Festival

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  On a film that loosely follows the seasons, to say that Lukas Dhont’s Close might make you weep is as inevitable as saying winter might follow autumn. The emotions are so finely evoked in this masterful coming of age drama they could have been drawn with an eyelash. 13-year-olds Leo (Eden Dambrine) and Remi … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews MINI-ZLATAN AND UNCLE DARLING ‘a sugar coated Swedish rom-com’ at BFI London Film Festival

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At Queerguru we can’t just give you all steak and sizzle. Sometimes it’s our duty to ensure that you are getting a varied diet. Occasionally we need to give you a little milk and cookies. This time it’s in the form of the family-friendly Swedish rom-com Mini Zlatan and Uncle Darling, told from the perspective … Continue reading



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