UK festival names ‘Carol’ best LGBT film of all time


London’s LGBT film festival BFI Flare has released a list of its top 30 queer films, placing 2015’s ‘Carol’ in the top spot.

Todd Haynes’ love story based on the 1952 novel ‘The Price of Salt’ by Patricia Highsmith landed at the top of a poll of queer cinema, celebrating the festival’s 30th year. More than 100 cinephiles and experts participated in the poll honouring the institution.

The film starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara was nominated for an impressive six Oscars this year, regrettably taking home none of the trophies.

Tricia Tuttle, deputy head of festivals at BFI says Haynes is a beloved filmmaker and ‘Carol’ is one of his finest films.

“Everyone has their favourite Todd Haynes and this is certainly mine, I voted for it,” she said.

“Given the relative lack of lesbian content in cinema it is nice to see it come top.”

Also featured on the list were Wong Kar-wai’s ‘Happy Together’ in third place, ‘Paris is Burning’ in fifth and Gus Van Sant’s ‘My Own Private Idaho’ took the tenth spot.

See the full list here.

OIP Staff






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