The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2019 - Hong Kong Retrospective

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2019.09.10 - 2019.09.15
Time: 8pm 
Price: Standard ticket: $80. Tickets are now available at URBTIX.  

The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2019 - Hong Kong Retrospective

In 1991 the legislative Council agreed to decriminalize private, adult, and consensual homosexual relations in Hong Kong. 
 
The local movie industry suddenly had a hot new topic for their storylines and a number of films with homosexual plots were made. Unfortunately, most of those movies depicted characters with LGBTI stereotypes. Only a handful of exceptions portrayed the LGBTI community with sincerity and sensitivity. For our 30th anniversary we would like to pay tribute to films, which explored the complexity of local LGBTI issues and significantly contributed to the gay culture of Hong Kong.
 
To commemorate our 30th anniversary, we are holding two Retrospective programs at Hong Kong Arts Center, the birthplace of the HKLGFF. YANG AND YIN GENDER IN CHINESE CINEMA; and a short film MY WAY, paired with A WOMAN IS A WOMAN, are scheduled for screenings with special invited guests. The lesbian classic BUTTERFLY will be screened in Broadway.
 
 
Screening Schedule
10/9 (Tue) 8pm  Yang and Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema*
15/9 (Sun) 8pm  A Woman is A Woman (additional screening: My Way)*
*with after-screening discussion (conducted in Cantonese).

 

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Yang and Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema
Director: Stanley Kwan
Cast: John Woo, Kaige Chen, Leslie Cheung
Hong Kong, United Kingdom | 1997 | 80’ | Mandarin and Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Digit-Beta | Colour
 
10/9 (Tue) 8pm*
*Director Stanley Kwan will attend the after-screening discussion, with Dr Marco Wan, Associate Professor of Law from The University of Hong Kong as the moderator (conducted in Cantonese).
 
Official Selection – Venice International Film Festival
 

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.

 

A Woman is A Woman
Director: Maisy Goosy Suen
Cast: Amanda Lee, Tomo Kelly
Hong Kong | 2018 | 85’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English Subtitles | DCP | Colour
 
15/9 (Sun) 8pm*
*Director Maisy Goosy Suen and Producer Mimi Wong will attend after-screening discussion, with Dr Marco Wan, Associate Professor of Law from The University of Hong Kong as the moderator (conducted in Cantonese).
 

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.

 

With additional screening: My Way
Director: Ann Hui
Cast: Francis Ng
Hong Kong | 2012 | 21’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour
 
Famous actor Francis Ng plays a married man, who against all odds transforms from a man into a woman. The film was based on the story of Mimi Wong, who also produced the film A Woman Is A Woman.

 

 

Tickets are now available at URBTIX 

 

Tickets price: $80 / $64**

**20% off discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission. 
**20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.

 

More about The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2019http://www.hklgff.hk/ 

 


 

Organised by: The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Society 

Supporting Cinema: Hong Kong Arts Centre

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