Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Film: 30 Love

To mark the 30th anniversary of BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, we are delighted to announce the Top 30 LGBT Films of All Time in the first major critical survey of LGBT films.

Over 100 film experts including critics, writers and programmers such as Joanna Hogg, Mark Cousins, Peter Strickland, Richard Dyer, Nick James and Laura Mulvey, as well as past and present BFI Flare programmers, have voted the Top 30 LGBT Films of All Time. The poll’s results represent 84 years of cinema and 12 countries, from countries including Thailand, Japan, Sweden and Spain, as well as films that showed at BFI Flare such as Orlando (1992), Beautiful Thing (1996), Weekend (2011) and Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)....


The top ten...

1 Carol (Todd Haynes, USA 2015).
2 Weekend (Andrew Haigh, UK 2011).
3 Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong/Japan/South Korea 1997).
4 Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, USA/ Canada 2005).
5 Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston, USA 1990).
6 Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/France/Germany/Italy 2004).
7 My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears, UK 1985).
8 All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain/France 1999).
9 Un Chant d’Amour (Jean Genet, France 1950).
10 My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, USA 1991).

Sake, Brokeback Mountain and My Own Private Idaho are chick flicks, and Weekend is as dull as a wet weekend.

Still, at least that hour-and-a-half depoliticised rictus grin, Pride, didn't make their final cut.

1 comment:

  1. Sad that this list seems to be based on what was popular with the straights. Brokeback Mountain contains surely the most unrealistic gay sex scene in the history of cinema.