This year’s London LGBT Film Festival arrives with a new name, BFI Flare. And as always, there will be a magnificent mixture of high-profile features, amid some smaller gems. Here's what to expect...
Nick Cave has long been one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in the music and film world. And now, he's marking his 20,000th day on the planet Earth.
This innovative drama/documentary features Cave as both subject and coconspirator, intimately documenting his artistic process and combining it with a fictional staged narrative of his 20,000th day on Earth. As a result, the film also explores the creative spirit.
Directed by Terry Gilliam, The Zero Theorem is a twisted sci-fi tale of love and loneliness that stars Christoph Waltz as a computer genius searching for the meaning of existence, set in a post-modern desacralised ruin of a church.
'The UK Gold' takes a powerful swipe against the British Empire behind the white gloves, and tells the story of a contemporary crisis and an ancient practice, which shows how deep deception is ingrained in our proudest institutions and traditions.
On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women. Featuring Pierre Benezit, Marie-Lorna Vaconsin, Marie Favasuli and Céline Menville.
Led by a group of volunteers, ‘End Ecocide in Europe’ is a European Citizens’ Initiative envisioning a world without ecocide. By aiming to collect at least one million European votes to propose legislation to the European Commission they hope to make ecocide a crime and encourage citizens to contribute to shaping the society we live in by making use of their legal right to vote and the right to live in a healthy environment, for today’s and future generations.
For more information, head to End Ecocide.
On the 15th September, Aurora, the giant Polar Bear that walked through central London, towards the doors of Shell's HQ to protest about plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. Here, filmmaker Prano Bailey-Bond made a short film that captures the beauty and spectacle that was Aurora. Watch the journey of how she came to be, from conception and construction all the way through to that moment when she carried the names of the millions who want to save the Arctic to Shell’s doorstep.