This year’s festival includes highlights like Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain & Glory’, Sundance Grand Prize-winner ‘The Souvenir’, and Australian LGBTI films ‘Sequin in a Blue Room’ and ‘Suburban Wildlife’.
Director of trans drama ’52 Tuesdays’ Sophie Hyde returns with a new film, alongside international offerings like queer dramedy ‘Papi Chulo’ and the challenging, bizarre sci-fi ‘High Life’.
Dexter Fletcher called reports that the studio was pushing for a scene in which stars Taron Egerton and Richard Madden appeared naked in bed together to be cut “nothing but rumors”.
“There’s been undeniable progress made since the ‘80s, but I feel like we’re going through a different kind of darkness now, which seems to be evident in politics all over the world.”
“I hope that everyone there in Sydney feels so much joy and celebrates all sexual identities.”
“When you develop characters that are true, that are expressing something true about their own experience, it always finds a place in the world.”
The documentary, which screens at Mardi Gras Film Festival next month, has won numerous awards for exploring the lives of four trans troops across several years.
“PSA. If you need a mom to attend your same-sex wedding because your biological mom won’t. Call me. I’m there. I’ll be your biggest fan. I’ll even bring the bubbles.”