Roberta is a young lesbian living in Santiago. Her girlfriend, Javiera is a woman of the world; actress, a dancer and philosopher. Despite all of Roberta's best efforts to avoid it, she finds herself in an awkward situation when she has to introduce her new girlfriend to her conservative mother, Ana.
When Roberta can think of no other way to put off the meeting, she comes up with a bright idea - to go on a small sailboat and leave for a trip with Javiera and Ana, leaving them nowhere to run!
Awkwardness quickly becomes an alliance between the women, thanks to the wine on board and before long they reveal secrets and really get to know one another.
For all those who understand what it is really like to introduce your parents to your partner, A MAP FOR LOVE is a fresh and exciting addition to the new wave of lesbian cinema.
Cast: Moro Andrea, Francisca Bernardi, Romano Kottow Director: Constanza Fernández Language: Spanish with english subtitles
Publisher: Peccadillo Pictures, Year: 2013
Sizzling lesbian newcomer Ashleigh Summer takes the leading role as Lola alongside cult lesbian heartthrobs Jill Bennett (Dante's Cove), Cathy DeBuono (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Out At The Wedding) and Jessica Graham (2 Minutes Later) in this sexy lesbian romp inspired by the classic RUN LOLA RUN. Talented but constantly distracted photographer Lola (Ashleigh Summer) is on the verge of success in both love and work. She could lose it all if she doesn't make it on time to a crucial business meeting with her new girlfriend (Jill Bennett) and her sultry and seductive client (Cathy DeBuono). But, as usual, Lola is late. With her job and girlfriend on the line, she has three chances to make it right. In a desperate race through the streets of San Francisco, time grows short - can Lola make it passed ex-lovers, wannabe girlfriends and part-time stalkers? And should she arrive too late will she loose the job and her girlfriend? "With a pop sensibility that mixes live action, animation and still photography, And Then Came Lola explores love's age old question in a fresh new way, all to the tune of an upbeat soundtrack and a blistering performance from the hottest lesbian cast ever assembled for a feature film.
At 15, Adele doesn't question it: girls go out with boys. Her life is changed forever when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.
When Carol (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine, Elizabeth) walks into a New York City department store and meets Therese (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara, Her, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) an unlikely friendship sparks. Carol is an elegant socialite going through a bitter divorce while Therese is just starting out in life; unsure of who she wants to be. Mesmerized by each other, they face a choice: deny their hearts desires or defy society’s conventions but in doing so, risk life as they know it. From director Todd Haynes (I’m Not There, Far From Heaven) and based on the best-selling novel, Carol is a powerful romance fueled by the danger and exhilaration of forbidden love.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy Director: Todd Haynes Language: English
Publisher: Studio Canal, Year: 2016
Falling for a woman was an unimaginable situation for wife, mother and church-goer Elena (Necar Zadegan, 24). However when her friendship with out lesbian writer Peyton (Tracy Dinwiddie, Supernatural) transforms swiftly from a one-sided crush into a torrid extramarital affair, her supposedly heterosexual world is turned upside down. Coming out of the closet won't be easy, but with Peyton by her side, the pair take on the challenge and put right all the wrongs that set Elena on the wrong path in life.
Celebrated writer-director Nicole Conn's beautiful tale of lesbian love, family commitments and everything in between is the ultimate ode to star-crossed lovers and desires that know no bounds.
This hit arthouse ensemble piece traces the romantic and political ups and downs of a group of multicultural Chicago lesbians. The central story involves an unlikely romance between Max (Guinevere Turner), a hip young babe, and Ely (V.S. Brodie), a slightly older woman involved in a long-term, long-distance relationship that's basically a smokescreen for her fear of romantic risk. When the pair are introduced by Max's roommate, teacher/activist Kia (T. Wendy McMillan), Max isn't interested in Ely, whose long hair, hippie accoutrements, and fondness for decaffeinated herbal tea don't impress the younger, more fashion-conscious woman. Soon, though, fate, friends, and Ely's butch new hairstyle conspire to push the women closer together. As this new romance inches along, the pair's friends have problems of their own: Kia must help her closeted girlfriend, Evy (Migdalia Melendez), come to grips with the disapproval of her conservative Latina mother, while their pal Daria (Anastasia Sharp) incurs the disapproval of the lesbian community for her decision to sleep with a man. Filmed in black and white on-location in Chicago, Go Fish features a number of non-standard narrative devices, most notably the Greek chorus, or "jury," of lesbians who comment on not only the plot, but also the political and social ramifications thereof. Shown in competition at Sundance in 1994, Go Fish went on to earn critical and commercial success and establish the careers of director Rose Troche and actress Turner, who together co-wrote and co-produced the picture. Turner would appear in several additional indies and co-write the script for American Psycho, while Troche would go on to helm 1998's Bedrooms.
Cast: V.S. Brodie, Guinevere Turner, T. Wendy McMillan, Migdalia Melendez, Anastasia Sharp Director: Rose Troche Language: english
Publisher: Creative Films, Year: 1994
It was the film that put Peter Jackson on the international film circuit. It was the film that rocketed Kate Winslet to fame. It was the film based on a crime that shocked a nation. Discover the grim and wonderful world of Heavenly Creatures.
Pauline is a student in New Zealand who has no affection for her family or her classmates, but when the beautiful and wealthy Juliet enrols at her school the pair become best friends. Through their shared tastes in art, literature, and music they begin to build an elegant fantasy world. However, when Juliet s parents threaten to separate the girls, they make a ruthless pact to preserve their fairytale forever, whatever the cost...
Starring Academy-Award winner Kate Winslet (Titanic), Melanie Lynskey (Up In The Air) and directed by Academy-Award winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Heavenly Creatures is a gripping and intelligent account of friendship with a dark edge.
Cast: Kate winslet, Melanie Lynskey Director: Peter Jackson Language: English
Publisher: Peccadillo, Year: 1994
Bittersweet romantic comedy. On their wedding day, Heck (Matthew Goode) and Rachel (Piper Perabo) should be the happiest couple alive. But when Rachel catches the eye of an unexpected female guest at the church, she suddenly knows that Heck isn't the man she's supposed to spend her life with. Plunging into the marriage anyway, Rachel soon finds herself starting to question her sexual orientation as she falls for this mysterious woman.
Cast: Piper Perabo, Matthew Goode, Lena Heady, Celia Imrie, Anthony Head Director: Ol Parker Language: english
Publisher: Universal, Year: 2005
A runaway hit at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Kiss Me is a stunningly rendered and honest love story about what happens when you follow your heart. When Mia and Frida s eyes meet for the first time at a party the attraction is instant. However, Mia is engaged to be married to a man she believes she loves so acting on anything seems out of the question. When subsequent circumstances throw the two women together, openly gay Frida finds it impossible to resist seducing Mia, and Mia finds it impossible to resist. Soon, Mia must choose between following her heart or fulfilling everyone else s expectations of her. A candid and beautiful film, KISS ME is a classic lesbian movie in the making.
In swedish with english subtitles
Cast: Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes, Lena Endre Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining Language: swedish with english subtitles
Publisher: TLA Releasing, Year: 2011
Ayse, a beautiful 19-year-old girl from the Turkish countryside, is chosen to be married to the Hasan, son of formidable and house proud mother Fatma, who resides in Vienna with her husband and children.
However, what soon becomes apparent is that Ayse is to be second wife to Fatma's husband. This tight-knit family go to great lengths to preserve traditional values, and although polygamy is illegal in Austria, Ayse is welcomed. Yet, her presence in a country whose language and culture is entirely foreign to her immediately marks her as an outsider.
As Western societal norms and Muslim religious beliefs draw closer together in an ever diversifying family unit, tensions arise, resulting in an explosive stroke of fate.
Umut Dag's mature feature debut is a rich tapestry of swirling emotions, suppressed desires, unspoken words and uncomfortable yet pressing social and political questions.
Cast: Nihal Koldas, Begum Akkaya, Vedat Erincin, Murathan Muslu, Alev Irmak Director: Umut Dag Language: German, Turkish with english subtitles
Publisher: Peccadillo Pictures, Year: 2012