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A Taste of Spanish Films @ BFI FLARE 2024

13 Mar - 24 Mar


BFI Southbank, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XT



13 – 24 March @ BFI Southbank & on BFI Player

38th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival – full lineup revealed – The Queer Review

BFI FLARE, the biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival in the UK has just revealed its programme for this year’s edition.

And amongst a selection that includes 33 world premieres, as well as 57 features + 81 shorts from 41 countries, there is a section of Spanish short films under the banner A Taste of Spain.

Plus other Spanish titles scattered around the rest of the programme, including another chance to catch Estívaliz Urresola Solaguren’s 20,000 Species of Bees on the big screen.

Tickets go on sale Thursday 22nd February, so here’s our selection of Spanish films just for you!

The Things to Come – L’avenir. Director-Screenwriter Santiago Ráfales

L'avenir (C)
Biel and Sara’s friendship is put to the test when a round of seven minutes in heaven pushes their limits.

Car Wash – Túnel de lavado. Director-screenwriter Lucas Sogas

Túnel de lavado (Car Wash) - Distribution with Glasses





Two members of a football team are more than just friends, but there are tensions to keeping it a secret.

Priorities – Prioridades. Director-Screenwriter Tamara Lucarini

Prioridades – ZINEBI

Ane and Andrea just can’t stop having sex. They get thirsty. Life goes on outside. But the pleasure is endless…


A compilation of short films made by Spanish filmmakers with a total running time of 90min.

Trajes de Luces. Director Sergio Jaen

Traje de Luces - Sergio Jaen Sanchez





Following in his father’s footsteps, the son of a matador reluctantly prepares for his debut in the local bullring.

She’s a sensation – Ella Es Una Sensación. Director-Screenwriter Manu Fernández

Manu Fernández en LinkedIn: "Ella es una sensación" a concurso en Out South Queer Film Festival…
Love conquers all in the surreal tale of a boxer who believes a tattoo will give her super-powers and help her win a title fight.

Queens Without Kingdom – Reinas Sin Reino. Director-Screenwriter Mikel R. Alonso

Reinas sin reino (Corto 2023) - IMDb









Everything seems to be going as planned for a young lesbian couple, but a single moment looks set to change it all.

Transition – Transición. Director David Velduque. Screenwriters David Velduque, Marco Laborda, Ana Pizarro

David Velduque ☄️ on X: "Este jueves nos vemos en @LesGaiCineMadff con la primera proyección en España de #TRANSICIÓN, un cortometraje de terror sobre la vejez trans 🌹 Corre a por tu

An aging transwoman is visited by her caregiver, but she doesn’t recognise her. Is she losing her mind, or is someone sinister trying to invade her home?

Tomàs. Director-screenwriter Ferran Navarro-Beltrán

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BFI Flare alumni, Ferran Navarro-Beltrán (Rosa, The Orchid) delivers a touching drama about a gay man who, following the death of his partner, moves into a nursing home.

The First Kiss. Director-Screenwriter Miguel Lafuente

El primer beso (Short 2023) - IMDb







Today is a special day for Andi – he’s going to Madrid for a date with a boy he met online.

Also included in the BFI FLARE programme, you can enjoy a special screening of the international multi-award winner

20,000 Species of Bees

Director-Screenwriter Estíbaliz Urresola Solaguren

20,000 Species of Bees (2023) - IMDb
Eight-year-old Lucía takes a trip with her mother to visit her aunt in the Basque Country. Whilst Ane’s struggles to recognise the complexity of her child’s dysphoria, her great-aunt Lourdes does.

*The above information is published on the Festival’s website: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/flare/Online/default.asp