Jay Bedwani

Documentary Director

Voted for

Call Me by Your Name2017Luca Guadagnino
Grey Gardens1975David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer
Été 852020François Ozon
Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN2001Alfonso Cuarón
Moonlight2016Barry Jenkins
The last Black Man in San Francisco 2019Joe Talbot
Théo and Hugo2016Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
A Ghost Story2017David Lowery
Man with a Movie Camera1929Dziga Vertov
My Own Private Idaho1991Gus Van Sant


Call Me by Your Name

2017 Italy, France, USA, Brazil

Sun drenched, melancholy and poignant film about first love, family and art, topped off with beautiful cinematography and a generous Sufjan Stevens soundtrack.

Grey Gardens

1975 USA

A complicated mother daughter relationship brought to screen with humour, pathos and true commitment from a legendary documentary duo. Each time I watch this I come away with a different feeling.

Été 85

2020 France, Belgium

I find all of Ozon's films so compelling and emotionally rich, but Summer of '85 is my favourite - a beautiful coastal first love romance with a dark edge.


2001 Mexico

Sexuality, heartbreak and a lust for life combine in this glorious coming of age tale.


2016 USA

A truly tender and timeless story about identity and finding yourself. Poetic, heartbreaking, uplifting.. it has everything for me. And it's a dream to look at.

The last Black Man in San Francisco


Amazingly poetic and touching film about gentrification and the lives it damages. Absolutely stunning - it makes me fall back in love with San Francisco every time I watch it.

Théo and Hugo

2016 France

Although this film opens with a wild 20 minute orgy in a Parisian club, it still manages to be hopelessly romantic, and the last conversation on the stairwell is absolutely perfect. Relatable gay love story which I watch time and time again.

A Ghost Story

2017 USA

Tackles the enormity of existence, loss, grief and true love in a wildly innovative way. The soundtrack is perfect and the acting sublime. I love this film!

Man with a Movie Camera

1929 Ukrainian SSR, USSR

A film about how we go about recording the small beautiful moments in city life - it still resonates with me a century after it was made.

My Own Private Idaho

1991 USA

With a generous attitude towards sex, sex work and queerness, this meditative road trip movie and character piece always felt ahead of its time. It showed my young gay self a tender, unorthodox on screen same sex love story.