Mostra Fire! 2023
By Charlotte Stace
Mostra FIRE!! returns to Barcelona with a new line up of films to tempt the city’s cinema fanatics once more. This LGBT film festival shines a light on diversity, equality and acceptance of all mankind through a unique selection of feature films, short films and documentaries.
The festival’s name is a tribute to the homonymous magazine of the late twenties, FIRE!!. As the first LGBT film festival in Spain, established in 1995 in Barcelona, its main characteristics are a selection of arthouse cinema and an educational approach to engaging audiences through film. Across two weeks, the public is invited to enjoy the eclectic mix of films on offer, with stories and testimonials from directors and creators who break barriers, fight for human rights and work to build a fairer and freer world.
Some of this year’s highlights include Me Siento Extrana, American Parent, Sublime, Concerned Citizen, This Is Not Me, Pornomelancolia, and Petit Mal.