Exclusive Interview: Comets Director Tamar Shavgulidze & Producer Tekla Machavariani

Tamar Shavgulidze's Comets received its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The emotive Georgian drama focuses on two middle-aged women Irina (Nino Kasradze) and Nana (Ketevan Gegeshidze) who are reunited three decades after their separation and remain mesmerised by memories of their earlier days together. Irina returns to the small community she... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2019: LGBTQ+ Preview

With the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opening on Thursday 5th September, The Queer Review takes a look at some of this year's LGBTQ+ related highlights taking in feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation. Recent years at TIFF have delivered award winning LGBTQ+ gems including BPM (Beats Per Minute), Disobedience, A Fantastic Woman, Call Me By... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Are You Proud? ★★★

Are you proud? It’s a simple question with a lot of long and complicated answers, as highlighted in Ashley Joiner’s fascinating but unfocused documentary on the state of the LGBTQ movement in the United Kingdom. The film begins with a personal look at the state of queer Britain in the mid 20th century. A former... Continue Reading →

Frameline Opens Tonight with Vita & Virginia

The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Frameline, opens tonight 20th June 2019 with lesbian period drama Vita & Virginia. As Pam Grady notes in the festival's programme, the film features "sensational star turns by Elizabeth Debicki (Widows) as Virginia Woolf and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) as Vita Sackville-West" and brings "to dazzling life one... Continue Reading →

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