The 2013 London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival returns to the capital with its largest programme ever.
The festival opens with the European premiere of new documentary, I Am Divine, about the life and legend of the extraordinary actor, drag queen, performer and singer.
The closing night film is the heart-warming Canadian drama Margarita, which charts the dilemmas facing an attractive young Mexican nanny who has a complicated love life and a host family who adore her but can’t afford to keep her.
Other movie highlights include Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague and a powerful account of LGBT life in Jamaica in Taboo Yardies.
From the Philippines, Bwakaw is a touching story of an older man’s life in a rural community, while I Am a Woman Now features a group of trans-women who were among the world’s first to undergo surgical reassignment.
There are sexual antics amongst Australian lesbians in Submerge, adolescent desire in Mosquita y Mari and indie girls in She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column.