Top 6 Lesbian Picks for BFI Flare 2017

Planet Nation's Top Picks

With so many films on offer it can be difficult to know where to begin. Even if you have seen our full list and detailed programme, you may only want to see one or two films and even narrowing that down can be a challenge...

So this is our Top 6 picks from the lesbian-themed features:

Signature Move

Signature Move at #BFIFlareA moving account of a young woman navigating her life between a mother who doesn’t really know her daughter and a burgeoning relationship that offers the possibility of real happiness.

Sunday 26 March 2017 18:15, NFT1
On sale: 27-02-2017 11:30 am
 
Sunday 26 March 2017 20:40, NFT1
On sale: 27-02-2017 11:30 am
 
Planet Nation comments: The trailer for this film looked great. It was made in the USA from director Jennifer Reeder. As it is the closing gala tickets for this are expected to sell out fast.
 
 
 
Saturday 25 March 2017 18:20, NFT2
On sale: 27-02-2017 11:30 am
 
Sunday 26 March 2017 13:00, NFT1
On sale: 27-02-2017 11:30 am
 
Planet Nation comments: The Pride? clip we saw showed Lisa Power talking about the current political and general position in the world, especially in the wake of Orlando. How 20 years ago we knew that we weren't safe and talked about complacency and safety as a community. Definitely worth watching this one!
 
 

Heartland

Heartland at #BFIFlareA beautiful debut feature about love, loss and the relationships that mean the most to us.
 
Saturday 25 March 2017 20:40, NFT2
On sale: 27-02-2017 11:30 am
 
Sunday 26 March 2017 16:00, NFT2
On sale: 27-02-2017 11:30 am
 
Planet Nation comments: This film covers homophobia at home, something that is still an issue for many. It shows how even in adversity, you can find happiness and things do get better. Heartland is an elegant and assured debut from director Maura Anderson.
 
 

Different for Girls

Different for Girls at #BFIFlareA smart, sexy new lesbian drama web series from the award-winning director Campbell X.
 
With a cast and crew full of recognisable talent beloved by LGBT audiences, including Rachel Shelley (The L Word) and Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, Go Fish), Different for Girls feels authentic in ways that lesbian dramas on television rarely do. Get ready to be hooked.
 
Friday 17 March 2017 20:45, NFT1
 
Friday 17 March 2017 18:20, NFT2
On sale: 27-02-2017 11:30 am
 
Saturday 18 March 2017 15:50, Studio
On sale: 27-02-2017 11:30 am
 
Saturday 25 March 2017 18:15, Studio
On sale: 27-02-2017 11:30 am
 
Planet Nation comments: in a world where we get mixed documentaries on mainstream television, often quoting transphobic doctors... it is important to see real stories. See people like us it helpful in being authentic ourselves so we highly recommend this fabulous documentary following a trans teenager.
 
 

Lovesong

Lovesong at #BFIFlareTwo childhood friends rekindle more than they were expecting in this affecting, low-key drama.
 
Saturday 25 March 2017 18:30, NFT1
Sunday 26 March 2017 14:00, NFT3
On sale: 27-02-2017 11:30 am
 
Planet Nation comments: The clip for this film just drew me in. The longing you can feel for a woman is often unexplicable. This feature delves into this in a beautiful story that portrays the palpable underlying attraction that we all know and love.