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FIRE!! 2014 'We can be Heroes'

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Film Festival FIRE!! dedicates its latest edition to David Bowie and becomes the first LGBT film festival in Spain to go online. The latest edition of FIRE!! Mostra Internacional de Cinema Gai i Lesbià takes place this coming month of July in Barcelona and invites us to celebrate all things ‘Glam’ as an expression of freedom. With the iconic Bowie lyric ‘We can be Heroes’ the festival takes its cue from this extraordinary artists’ influence, his charismatic personality as both an ethical and aesthetic reference of being, feeling and creating.

Bowie is universal, a pop music icon and hero of cinema and fashion, a visionary with attitude; a total artist. With this new edition of FIRE!! the aim this year is to question attitudes towards bisexuality, breaking down accepted stereotypes of individual beauty, notions of bravery, emotions, compromise and individuality. As well as exploring our limits.

  • FIRE!! 2014
  • FIRE!! 2014


    We can all be heroes. From the month of February onwards FIRE!! makes its back catalogue available online through the Filmin platform including some of the best films for free viewing within Spain, the country’s first ever online LGBT cinema festival.

    A selection of the films on this years' FIRE!! programme;

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    “IN THE NAME OF...”

    Director: Malgoska Szumowska.

    Actors: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Lukasz Simlat.

    Poland. 2013.

    An uninhibited exploration of the soul of a Polish priest trapped in a moral dilemma. Carried out in a highly respectful manner, this sensitive and accurate portrayal was awarded a Teddy Award for Best Film at the Berlinale 2013. The festival opens with this feature which its director will attend. Premiere in Spain.

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    Director: Yann González.

    Actors: Kate Moran, Niels Schneider, Nicolas Maury, Eric Cantona,

    Alain-Fabien Delon, Béatrice Dalle, Julie Brémond, Fabienne Babe.

    France. 2013.

    Yann González, lyricist belonging to the French band M83 who has composed the extraordinary soundtrack for this film, his first feature which is quite unlike anything else where he creates a unique visual and textual universe. An unusual, alternative, singular work, not suitable for audiences unwilling to be challenged.

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    Director: Nicholas D. Wrathall.

    USA. 2013

    No figure from the Twentieth Century has had such a profound worldwide impact on literature, cinema, politics, historical debate and culture wars as Gore Vidal. A fascinating account of one of the last giants of American liberalism.

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    “52 TUESDAYS”

    Director: Sophie Hyde.

    Actors: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Mario Späte.

    Australia. 2013.

    “52 Tuesdays”, is without doubt one of the most original films on the FIRE!! programme this year. The director records the reactions of an adolescent daughter towards the sex change operations of her own mother over 52 weeks, the interviews being shot on consecutive Tuesdays without script or preconceived structure. A visual, formal and narrative jewel.

  • Barcelona's 19th International Gay and Lesbian Cinema Festival
  • From July 2nd till 13th at the Instituto Francés.
  • Instituto Francés de Barcelona
  • Carrer de Moià, 8
  • 08006 Barcelona
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