Pedro Almodóvar’s latest masterpiece Pain & Glory, Virginia Woolf’s lesbian affair in Vita & Virginia, and time-jumping erotic romance End of the Century all feature in the full line-up.
The festival will return for its seventh edition this September, opening with the gorgeous, award-winning period romance ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’.
From July 25 to July 28, film lovers in Sydney will have a rare chance to experience some of Taiwan’s best LGBTQI filmmaking in cinemas at the Taiwan Film Festival.
From Cannes hit ‘Sauvage’ to the historic Kenyan love story ‘Rafiki’ and the graceful, moving ‘Night Comes On’, this year’s MQFF has something for everyone.
Every year it’s difficult to choose what to see, so here are some under-the-radar options the check out at this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival.
“The 2019 edition of MQFF is guaranteed to enthral whilst also casting a keen eye over LGBTIQ+ culture and its fascinating diversity,” said Program Director Spiro Economopoulos.
“Realities are made harsher by being poor, non-white, and gay… and having few opportunities. Finding a love relationship amongst all that, can be an impossible dream.”
This year’s festival features over 120 films, including stars like Molly Shannon, Hugh Grant, Rupert Everett and Matt Smith, as well as local documentaries focused on The Coming Back Out Ball and trans elder Colleen Young.
“Our ten teaser films are just the tip of the iceberg for what will be a bumper festival for Sydney audiences come February.”