Too Desi Too Queer


Dir. Various | 91 mins | UK, India | Marathi, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam With English subtitles

Alongside city-wide Pride celebrations in London we are delighted present our super-hit ‘Too Desi Too Queer’ shorts programme, exploring images of the lives, experiences and well being of South Asian LGBTQIA+ communities in the Subcontinent and diaspora, through a dynamic and thought-provoking selection of recent LGBTQIA+ short films.

Followed by FREE Desi Pride Party in BFI Benugo bar hosted by the iconic Club Kali & legendary DJ Ritu

London | BFI Southbank
July 1, 2022 6:00 pm

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Begum Parvathi

Year: | Country: India
Director: Radhika Prasidha | Run time: 8 mins | Language: Malayalam

Romance blossoms between two women who meet online but the prospect of an in person puts their growing bond to the test.

Queer Parivaar

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Director: Shiva Raichandani | Run time: 25 mins | Language: English

When mysterious gate-crasher appears at their wedding, Madhav and Sufi are forced to face past secrets and reflect on what makes a family.


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Director: Hetain Patel | Run time: 23 mins | Language: English, Gujarati

The struggle between responsibility and duty plays out in this lyrical exploration of martial arts.

Muhafiz (The Protector)

Year: | Country: India
Director: Pradipta Ray | Run time: 20 mins | Language: Hindi

Against a backdrop of sectarian violence, can a gay Hindu man find the courage to help a Muslim?

My Mothers Girlfriend

Year: | Country: India
Director: Arun Fulara | Run time: 15 mins | Language: Marathi/Hindi

A young man is forced to confront his mother’s love for another women.