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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



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