Queerguru’s Jonathan Kemp reviews DEREK JARMAN’s first film (Sebastiane) and last film (Blue)

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Serving as bookends to his filmmaking career, these two titles offer a fascinating insight into Jarman’s themes, obsessions, and aesthetics, as well as representing the powerful trajectory of one artist’s life/work. From painter to set designer (most famously on Ken Russell’s The Devils) to filmmaker, even if he claimed to never seeing himself as one. … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah List of Best SHORTS Part 2 @BFI Flare, London’s LGBTQ Film Fest

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    Queerguru had two Contributing Editors camping out at Southbank all this week to review as many films at 39th BFI Flare London’s LGBTQ+ Film Fest as they could.  One of them, Ris Fatah. took a particular shine to all the Short Film Programs, so much so we asked him to compile a second … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews the BEST SHORT FILMS at @BFI Flare 2022

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    London’s BFI Flare 2022 queer film festival has an excellent program of international short films. Here are a few of my favorites from this year’s selection – covering Palestine, Egypt, South Korea, Libya, Pakistan, Lebanon, and India. The fact that queer film-making is spreading so globally is very encouraging.     Borekas is … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews Two Queer Cult Classics at BFI Flare

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  The British Film Institute looks after one of the largest archive collections of films in the world, with footage dating back to the first moving images in the 1890s. Within its vaults are countless classic queer films, a couple of which are included in the BFI Flare Festival each year. This year’s favourites include … Continue reading

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