BFI Flare 2019

Making Montgomery Clift – Review

On the 23rd July 1966 Montgomery Clift died of heart failure at his New York apartment aged 45. Leaving behind a legacy of world class film and theatre that pushed the boundaries of masculinity on screen. In the years following Clift’s death, a picture was painted of a man struggling with his sexuality, drink and …

Socrates (Review)

(Sócrates) Alexandre Moratto’s debut feature is both a both a stunning and emotional journey through bereavement, isolation and family breakdown. Produced by the Quero Institute in Brazil with support from UNICEF. Socrates not only empowers ‘at risk’ young people as producers, co-writers and actors. But also creates a realism that has documentary like precision and …

Nevrland (Review)

Gregor Schmidinger’s debut feature provides a us with a complex and intoxicating mix of themes. Ranging from modern masculinity to mental health and sexuality. While, taking us on a journey into adulthood unlike anything else within the LGBTQ genre. In effect combining stark visual imagery with exceptional sound design in a film that wraps you …