What’s next (4) – A list of new and upcoming lesbian films

A list of upcoming feature and short lesbian-themed films that might interest you.

Summerland is an upcoming British drama film written and directed by Jessica Swale. It is scheduled to be released on 24 July in the United Kingdom and on 31 July 2020 in the United States by Lionsgate and IFC Films. Here is a synopsis: Alice is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. When she opens her front door one day to find she’s to adopt a young London evacuee named Frank, she’s resistant. It’s not long, however, before the two realize they have more in common in their pasts than Alice had assumed. Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Courtenay star in this intensely emotional story of love’s endurance in trying times.


Carmilla is a British romantic horror film written and directed by Emily Harris. Set in the late 18th century, the screenplay is inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1871 novella of the same name. The film had its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 28 June 2019. Lara lives with her father and her strict governess, Miss Fontaine, in total isolation, and is struggling to find an outlet for her curiosity and burgeoning sexuality. When a carriage crash nearby brings a young woman into the family home to recuperate, Lara is enchanted by Carmilla. The pair strike up a passionate relationship, which strikes fear in the heart of Miss Fontaine, and a complex triangulate emerges between the three women.


One Four Three is an upcoming lesbian-themed drama directed by Jade Winters and based on her eponym novel. Genevieve enters a lesbian relationship with Rebecca, leaving her fiancé and family devastated. But a violent attack by an unknown assailant finds her hospitalised with amnesia. With nothing to lose, she begins the dangerous task of uncovering who she is and who attacked her. The film features Ella McCready and Ellouise Shakespeare-Hart.


Until It’s Safe is an upcoming lesbian-themed short film thought by Samantha Lee. It follows the story of two women, played by Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Ella Lentini, with different time zones navigating a long distance relationship at the time of COVID-19 pandemic.


Tell Me I Love You is an upcoming romantic comedy written and directed by Fiona Mackenzie. Here is a synopsis: Ally, Ben and Melanie are best friends, music graduates and bandmates living together in Malibu. With fame at their fingertips and a desperate need for cash to finish their album, the trio devise an outrageous plan to get married and inherit a large sum of money, all the while attempting to keep it a secret from their nosey extended family. To complicate things even more, an old flame is sparked and a new lover enters the scene, sending the trio on a journey of self discovery bound together by friendship. You can find more infos on Facebook.

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