Yes, I agree, ahinton, but we all have different tastes, and we have to be selective. Of Sydney's six films which are showing at local film societies, I would recommend Rams, but I admit that Icelandic sheep farmers might not appeal to many:
The BFI is a glorified film society, I agree, but it also supplies films to film societies. It also helps make films, principally through funding, and it promotes foreign films in the UK, for example, Rams, so it is not just British. Of course, the BFI also has plenty of competition, but at least this gives us more choice. Anyway, Love and Friendship is Film of the week, so I commend it to you both!
I realise, ahinton. I don't know your tastes, so I cannot, in all truth, commend anything to you. As for Sydney, Friday 3 June sees the UK release of Holding the Man, the moving and emotional love story between two young Australian gays/guys. A sell-out smash at BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, it’s based on Timothy Conigrave’s bestselling memoir and captures the heady lust of the lovers’ schooldays through to their rocky adult relationship and, finally, the ultimate testament to their love when illness threatens to destroy their bond. Ryan Corr and Craig Stott are terrific as the lovers, and the film boasts an impressive array of supporting turns from Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush and Kerry Fox. While gay marriage is a battle still to be won in Australia, the country has a fairly strong record on LGBT rights, and Sydney is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world.
The "Secret Family" is rather good kc. I don't know any of the others. I have one about a Queensland transvestite schoolboy on an old video-tape which I may be able to dig out for your interest. It is so serious that it is good if you know what I mean. But Japanese, French and British films are tops!