Here she lets us know five top picks for the upcoming seventh Queer Screen Film Fest which will surely light your fire!
'Portrait Of A Lady On Fire'. French director Céline Sciamma follows her previously acclaimed films; 'Water Lilies', 'Tomboy', and 'Girlhood', with Cannes darling and Queer Palm winner 'Portrait Of Lady On Fire'. An 18th-century lesbian romance that will leave you breathless. Having wowed audiences at the recent Melbourne International Film Festival, 'Portrait Of A Lady On Fire' is the perfect way to kick off the festival.
'End Of The Century'. Argentinian filmmaker Lucio Castro proves he is a filmmaker to watch out for with his film 'End Of The Century' winning the Frameline Jury Prize for First Feature. A thought-provoking and sensual story that explores the role of fate and chance in our sexual encounters and relationships.
'You Don’t Nomi + Showgirls' Double Feature. Surely to be a highlight of the festival. 'You Don’t Nomi' by Jeffrey McHale celebrates the trash masterpiece that is 'Showgirls'. Revelling in all its hilarious flaws, it’s a must for fans of this all-time camp classic. Screening in a fabulous and fun double feature with a 4K digital restoration of the multi Razzie award-winning film itself. Don your finest 'Versayce' for a night you won’t forget!
'Seahorse'. In this moving and insightful documentary from Jeanie Finlay, we follow Freddy, a gay, transgender man on his quest to birth his own child. At first, he views pregnancy as a practical option, but it soon prompts an unexpected reckoning with his relationship to masculinity and gender. Against a backdrop of increasing hostility towards trans people the world over, this is an incredibly important film about strength, courage and the passion to be a parent.
'Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story'. Inspired by the real-life romance of writer-director Nikki Si'ulepa and producer Rachel Aneta Wills, 'Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story' is a delightfully modern, cross-cultural romantic comedy about being your true self. The filmmaking team will be at the screening as guests of the festival for what should be a fun Q&A post-screening.