Events / Asian Cinema Week: LGBT Cinema @ Shanghai
日期 // Date/Time
日期 // Date(s) – 2014/03/22
场地 // Location
创明鸟上海 // Flamingo Shanghai
艺术家 // Artist(s)
We’ve curated a number of shorts that explore LGBT life through the Asian lens. This was achieved with help from notable gay filmmaker, writer and activist Fan Popo. Popo directs the China Queer Film Festival Tour, which has travelled to over 20 major cities in China since 2008. He has also participated in international exchanges in Taipei, Copenhagen and Los Angeles amongst other places.
Here’s the bill:
Film Title: Ten Years From Now
Director: Jordan Schiele
Language: Mandrin (EN Subtitles)
Synopsis: Two lifelong friends jeopardize their relationship when one insists they sleep with each other.
Film Title: Red Lights
Director: Doris Yeung
Language: Dutch/English (EN / CN Subtitles)
A young Dutch boy goes on a boy’s night out with his friends in Amsterdam for a night of sex, drugs and rock and roll. But an unexpected encounter with a sex worker shows him something he could have never imagined..
Film Title: I Don’t Care
Director: Inoue Kana
Language: Japanese (EN / CN Subtitles)
One day, Akira Kawabata was told how Higurashi feels about Akira. Akira, who has not had any relationship with anyone ever, accepted Higurashi’s love very easily. However, Akira soon finds Higurashi is a boy, not a girl. This film is about ‘FtX’ and intersex.
Film Title: The Taste
Director: Zhu Cheng
Language: Mandarin (EN / CN Subtitles)
A man with an uncommon habit falls in love, but he mustn’t let his lover find out his dark secret. Once revealed, he would probably lose everything. In this dilemma, what choice will he make?
Film Title: Draft Day
Director: Josh Kim
Language: Thai (EN/CN Subtitles)
In Thailand, all males turning 21 must participate in the military draft lottery. Drawing a black card grants exemption. Drawing a red card results in two years of military service. DRAFT DAY follows two girls, who were born as males, as they participate in the drafting process.
Film Title: The Postcard
A post office clerk mistakenly thinks that a customer is trying to get her attention by writingopen love letters on postcards he sends out. However, although he is trying to catch someone’s attention with these missives, they are actually meant for another postal worker.
Film Title: I’m Here
Director: Choi Ian Sin
Language: Cantonese (EN/CN Subtitles)
Some people may think that coming out of the closet is the main obstacle for the homosexuals but the true is there are different circumstances that come up in daily life that bothered the most, especially for those who living in a small town. Due of the lacking of information about the homosexual, they might interpret themselves as heterogeneity and it only made a different after explored to the big big world.
THIS EVENT IS PART OF ASIAN CINEMA WEEK
In 2014 we warmly welcome back Asian Cinema Week into the JUE | Film program. In 2013 Asian Cinema Week was a bold call to cinematic arms. Including feature films, documentaries and shorts from all over Asia (alongside live music, panels and various other interactive events), the inaugural edition carved out a space where local filmmakers and fans alike could collide, share ideas and develop their works. Asian Cinema Week is an outstanding platform for exposing the best of Asian underground cinema.
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