Gus van Sant Cast: A worthy winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, it also features one of the greatest dream-logic dance sequences you'll ever clap eyes on. Sign up and get the best of your city in our newsletter, as often as you like. Fuelled by his jet-propelled performance and sensational songs co-written with Stephen Trask, it's a bittersweet ode to the survival of the freakiest. Sweetly it shows the tentative coming together of two white, working-class schoolboys, Jamie Glen Berry and Ste Scott Nealwhose wide-eyed romance, when it happens, turns out to be less complicated than the lives of some of the characters around them. A lot of LGBT films ask mainstream audiences for sympathy, understanding, even pity. Buy, rent or watch 'Death in Venice'.
Buy, rent or watch 'Death in Venice'.
Buy, rent or watch 'Theorem'. Made init's a metaphor for Hong Kong's handover to China and an unforgettably poignant bad romance. She also has much in common with the SlutWalk feminists who chant, while topless, that their short skirts are not an invitation to street harassment. Lisa Cholodenko Cast:
Buy, rent or watch 'My Beautiful Laundrette'.