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Full programme announced for 36th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

The 36th edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival unveiled its full programme this evening with a launch event at BFI Southbank as well as on BFI Flare Facebook and BFI YouTube. One of the world’s most significant and long-standing queer film events, this year’s BFI Flare will take place in person, and also offer a selection of titles available on BFI Player to UK-wide audiences, and to international audiences via Five Films for Freedom – now in its seventh year, in partnership with The British Council. This year presents 6 world premieres, 56 features and…

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watched in da bfi da other day n it’s a perfect film ivan is da most gangster gangster there is, need a rewatch, soundtrack one of da best i’ve heard, cast perfect, shot insanely. it’s a fave

Loved the soundtrack

Went red at one point with second hand embarrassment!

QFT Early Press Screening! 

A fantastic film about anxiety and how that can build and build leading to disastrous results.

It didn’t lose me for a second. I was honestly engaged throughout and desperate to know what would happen next. The film does a perfect job of placing you in Pete’s shoes and making you feel just as confused as he does. Such a great example of a director knowingly exactly what tone he wants to convey in each moment.…

Yeah mental illness do be that way. It's impossible to read anyones affect in the film as anything other than cruelly hostile? Hey. Yeah. Having to make a conscious effort to assume good intent when every fibre of your being is screaming at you that this is dangerous and you need to get out? Fucking stellar. The sweaty nightmare of people.

had a great time with this; both funny and deeply authentic about anxiety in a way that taps directly into the nightmarishly awkward situations that are so specific we all think we're the only person whose felt that way. avoiding spoilers but also thought it ended in a way that was incredibly smart and terrifying in a way very loyal to the core theme

Scarier than a horror, more intense than a thriller. All My Friends Hate Me fucked me up

Engaging premise of turning around relatability where you can see how absurd our insecurities can actually be. Good acting, really good climax. Not much bad to say here other than the film being pretty straight forward all the way through including the anti-twist (which was still well done imo) and some of the characters being perhaps underutilized. Still, a very enjoyable movie.