Gai i Lesbia film festival
The gay community's fight for sexual emancipation began in Spain and Barcelona 40 years ago in response to Franco's repressive measures. FIRE!! is nothing more than the latest installment of that struggle, an effort to raise awareness of sexual difference and preference through the medium of film. The festival has had growing success over the past 15 years and has a distinctively international flavour with French, Chinese, German and Dutch directors all contributing. The South-American production, Contracorriente (which was a huge hit at Sundance) will also make its Spanish premiere.