carolCarol (UK / USA)

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, Carol follows two women who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York.

Wonderful film, sympathetically exploring a love affair between Carol, a married woman with young daughter and Terez, an aspiring photo-journalist working as a shop assistant as well as lesbian herstory on the social position of lesbians in the 1950s.
Trailer available at: Youtube

 labellesaison.poster.ws_Summertime (France)

Set in 1971 within the emerging Women’s Liberation movement. Delphine, a 20-something farm girl wanting something more out of life, moves to Paris. She is drawn to a bunch of women involved in feminist activism of the times, in particular, to the 30-something Carole who lives with her boyfriend.  The two women quickly fall head over heels, but their bliss is interrupted, when a family emergency forces Delphine back to the farm, and Carole decides to follow her. There, the women have to face a far different reality in a clash of values, between rural traditions and lesbian-feminism,  between family duty and duty to your Self.

Beautifully filmed locations with a powerful chemistry between the two leading actresses, and while the film is primarily about the women’s relationship, it also explores some of the passion of the 1970s women’s movement in Paris.
Trailer at: Palace Films

AllAboutEAll About e (Australia)
A cute comedy, musical road-movie and a load of fun.  “E” (short for Elmira), is a young Lebanese-Australian woman.  Although a successful lesbian musician and DJ on the gay nightclub circuit, she has not ‘come out’ to her Lebanese family, and is  married (by-convenience) to her agent and gay male best friend, Matt.

When E & Matt stumble on a bag of cash, they are forced to go on the run from the criminals who own it.  E finds she has burnt too many bridges with friends in the city, and eventually runs to rural Australia to find her ex-girlfriend Trish.  The original musical score is a bonus treat for a wonderful film.
Trailer available at: Internet Movie Database

bareBare (USA)
Sarah is a bored girl in a Nevada desert town who is looking for a way out after being fired from her job as a checkout girl. When she meets Pepper, a homeless drifter, broke and on the run from a debt from a drug dealer she cannot pay,Sarah is led into a world of drugs and stripping.  When the two enter into a romantic relationship, Sarah is inspired to leave her old life behind and see who she can become.

Natalia Leite’s striking and unusual debut film finds inspiration in the wide spectrum of Nevada’s vivid tableaux, both in the bleached out beauty of the desert and seedy, neon nightlife, as it explores the bond between two women desperate to change their lives.
Trailer available at: Youtube

Ravens-Touch-2015Raven’s Touch (USA)
Blaming herself for the fatal accident of her teenage niece, Raven secludes herself at a remote family cabin. She wanders the woods on the edge of breakdown, seeking peace in isolation.
Kate leaves her lesbian partner, and takes her two teenagers camping far from the distractions of technology and young romance. When Raven and Kate’s worlds collide in the woods, they offer each other unexpected opportunities for intimacy and healing.
Gets an extra point or two for the wonderful performance of Dreya Weber as Raven.
Trailer available at: Youtube