Tali Shalom-Ezer’s My Days of Mercy opens the Festival on Wednesday 21 March. Powered by stirring performances from Ellen Page (Juno, Inception & Freeheld) and Kate Mara (House of Cards, The Martian). Lucy (Ellen Page), the daughter of a man who is on death row, falls in love with Mercy (Kate Mara), a woman on the opposing side of her family’s political cause. As a result, Lucy’s value for truth is teste as her world begins to unravel.
Fringe are excited to welcome back festival alumni Liz Rosenfeld. A special event at The Cinema Museum.
A selection of works shown in 16mm followed by Q&A with Liz Rosenfeld at The Cinema Musuem as part of Fringe!
Forthcoming feature film Foxes screening at The Cinema Museum as part of Fringe.
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:
The BFI Flare programme and 2017 logo was launched last night at BFI Southbank, and I'm delighted to say it is a stonker and I'm really excited! So if you want to try and see every lesbian-interest film* (or you want to know when to be at the Southbank and which theatre to hang around), but also hold down a full time job, then this is how to do it...
The screening of Suited at Fringe! Film Festival was accompanied by The Drakes who helped seat everyone and had a discussion afterwards. Planeteer Petit Temps went along and reviewed it:
The screening of AWOL at Fringe! Film Festival was the UK premiere. Planeteer Petit Temps went along and reviewed it:
A programmer once told me, "if you really want to make a most of a film festival, go to a film that you wouldn't normally select." This always since been my motto in the past few years. The opening gala film 'Stories of Our Lives' was one of them.
Another full house, following the spring film festival from Wotever.
“Thick Relations” defies traditional description as either fiction or non-fiction as the cast play improvised versions of themselves and the lives they inhabit but then I suspect the last thing the people involved would ever wish to be described as is traditional.
I was quite excited about The Perfect Family, in fact it was the one film I was determined to see. Still, I rolled into the theatre just in time and brought an entire row to their feet to let me in during the opening credits.
This gripping film gives a glimpse not just into that world but also how it is possible for us to move beyond what we were taught as children and see an individual as an individual.
Mercedes, an uptight LGBT political lobbiest, has just been dumped by her fiancé when she bumps into kooky Molly in a bar. We know Molly is kooky because we have seen her disastrous attempts at speed dating and she is constantly nearly being run over. Too busy staring at herself in a mirror with her name written on the back to check traffic.
“Margarita” is a gorgeous feel good film about a Mexican nanny who makes Mary Poppins look like a light weight as she takes care of a well meaning but ineffectual Canadian couple and their fourteen year old daughter who would happily trade Mum and Dad for Margarita. For all that Margarita has lived with the family for six years they have failed to notice that she is an illegal immigrant with no legal rights.
By sheer chance I ended up watching these two films back to back and they turned out to be excellent companion pieces, “Les Invisibles” tells the story of ageing gay men and women if France whilst “Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution” charts the rise of the feminist movement in the US and Canada. The subjects of “Les Invisibles” were born between the 1920s and the end of World War 2. The women in “Lesbiana” are mostly of the baby boomer generation and as the stories of “Les Invisbles” are coming towards an end with the birth of the gay rights movement in France in the the 1970s “Lesbiana” is just starting out with the rise of the feminist and gay rights movements in the USA and Canada.