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Gay Essential Review: I Promise You Anarchy (Te Prometo Anarquía) at BFI Flare

This slow-burning pastiche, a blend of coming-of-age melodrama, gritty-bleak thriller and social commentary infused with documentary vibes, “normalises” a gay love story within the bigger picture rather than putting it under the spotlight in sensationalistic fashion.

Gay Essential Review: Summertime (La Belle Saison) at BFI Flare

A classic summer-of-love tale where status quo vs. progress, family ties vs. personal happiness and the struggle to come out of the closet are the central themes, Summertime is set in the 70s and travels back and forth between Paris and the French countryside, making the most of its gorgeous cinematography and attentive period detail.

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