The BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, or “LLGFF” in you’re in a rush, kicks off next week (14th March) and Network Releasing look set to take centre stage.
Gay thriller Out in the Dark, directed by Michael Mayer, will be premiering at the festival as part of the Accenture Gala, and the critically acclaimed Laurence Anyways will take its place in the Bodies – Best of Year strand.
Out in the Dark stars rising talent Nicholas Jacob as Nimr, rejected by Islamic society for his sexuality, and outcast by Jewish society for his nationality. Michael Aloni stars alongside as Roy Schaefer in this story of a forbidden Arab-Israeli love.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, the epic Laurence Anyways will also be featuring at the festival this year. The film focuses on the relationship between Laurence and Fred throughout the 1990s, during which time Laurence undergoes a gender change. Starring Melvil Poupaud and Suzanne Clement, this is certainly not one to be missed.
You might be wondering; “what happens after I watch Laurence Anyways and feel compelled to explore the directors previous work?” Well, don’t panic. The Xavier Dolan collection ‘La Folie D’Amour’ featuring Laurence Anyways plus the exceptional Heartbeats and the compelling I Killed My Mother, will be available to buy on DVD from 25th March 2013.