More than 100 features and short films will be screened are to be screened at this year’s BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, organisers have confirmed.
The BFI already announced Thom Fitzgerald’s Cloudburst as this year’s Opening Night film.
North Sea Texas, a debut feature which tells the story of a boy who falls in love with the boy next door, has now been named as the Closing Night film.
Other films screening as part of the festival include Marco Berger’s Absent about a pupil who schemes to get close to a teacher and Maryam Keshavarz’s Circumstance, a drama about lesbian love in Teheran.
Also in the programme are the controversial documentary Love Free or Die about the only openly gay bishop in the world and The Perfect Family which stars Kathleen Turner.
The 26th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival will take place over ten days from 23 March – 1 April 2012