Review: Pragma

Directed by Ellie Heydon and written by lead actress Lucy Heath, the ultimate extension of online dating; an institute where young graduates are algorithmically matched and partake in a series of intense compatibility assessments to find them their perfect ‘life partner’. Also starring: Phil Dunster, Nick Mohammed, Sid Sagar, Amanda Hale and James Dryden.

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Review: The Letter Men

Written and directed by Andy Vallentine, co-written by Danny Kish, based on the real love letters written by Gilbert Bradley to his sweetheart, Gordon Bowsher during WWII. The letters were uncovered in 2017 and represent the largest known collection LGBTQ love letters from that time period, documenting the two men and their fight to keep their love alive in the face of war and loss. Starring: Garrett Clayton and Matthew Postlethwaite.

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Review: 1982

Written and directed by Oualid Mouaness, during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears. Starring: Mohamad Dalli, Fidel Badran, Gia Madi, Ghassan Maalouf, Lelya Harkous, Nadine Labaki, Said Serhan and Aliya Khalidi.

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Review: Lan Yu (4K Restoration)

Directed by Stanley Kwan and written by Jimmy Ngai, a young, gay student has a relationship with an older, successful businessman. The handsome playboy-businessman must choose between his comfortable, yet closeted straight life, or an honest, yet subversive life with the student. Starring: Ye Liu, Jun Hu, Lu Fang, Su Jin and Li Huatong.

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Review: What She Likes

Written and directed by Shôgo Kusano, co-written by Naoto Asahara, Jun is a high school boy concealing his homosexuality. One day, he meets Sae, a female classmate and closet Boys Love comic fan, the two become close until one day, Sae confesses her love for Jun. Starring: Fûju Kamio, Anna Yamada, Oshiro Maeda, Ryota Miura, Tôko Miura, Daichi Watanabe and Tsubasa Imai.

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Review: Saint-Narcisse

Written and directed by Bruce La Bruce, co-written by Martin Girard, when a young man who thought his mother was dead discovers that she may still be alive, he goes on a quest to find her. His journey takes him to a remote cabin in the woods where his mother lives in exile with a mysterious young woman. Starring: Félix-Antoine Duval, Tania Kontoyanni, Alexandra Petrachuk, Angèle Coutu, Andreas Apergis, Mimi Côté, Marcelo Arroyo and Jillian Harris.

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Review: Cop Secret

Written and directed by Hannes Þór Halldórsson, co-written by Nína Petersen and Sverrir Þór Sverrisson, a cop in denial of his sexuality, falls in love with his new partner, while investigating a string of bank break-in. Starring: Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, Vivian Ólafsdóttir, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Júlíana Sara Gunnarsdóttir.

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