The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2019 - Hong Kong Retrospective
In this fascinating documentary, our very first Prism Award recipient, filmmaker Stanley Kwan, gives a personal account of his own sexual identity while examining the issues of gender and sexuality in Chinese cinema. He discusses the homoerotic undertones of martial arts and gangster movies, and the cross-dressing tradition of Chinese film. The documentary also includes interviews with important Chinese directors such as Edward Yang, Ang Lee, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, and Kwan’s own mother. Narrated by renowned film critic Tony Rayns, this is vital watching for anyone interested in movies.
Official Selection – Hong Kong Independent Film Festival
Two trans women, one at puberty and the other middle-aged, both crave integration and acceptance but experience many difficulties. Chiyu has been married for ten years and has done her best at being a good wife and step-mother for Laikei. When her husband accidentally discovers her transgender identity, her world collapses. At the same time, Laikei develops a crush on a boy at school, Lingfung. He is also going through gender identity issues, which he has kept hidden deep inside. Will both characters overcome the prejudice of others to find happiness in themselves? Veteran pop star and actress Amanda Lee gives a fearless performance in this challenging role.
Tickets price: $80 / $64**
More about The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2019: http://www.hklgff.hk/
Organised by: The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Society
Supporting Cinema: Hong Kong Arts Centre