Documentaries / Comrade Yue – Trailer
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The documentary “Comrade Yue” will be publicly premiered on 22 June. For more information, please go to the event site.
In “Comrade Yue”, filmmaker Yue Jianbo sketches an intimate and artistic portrait of himself. Born in 1980 in a small mountain village in China’s Shanxi Province, he’s one of many village boys who race through school, marry a woman and become a miner in the nearby coal town.
Yet his hobbies – running marathons and playing rock music – slowly lead him to explore a different path. He looks deep inside himself and starts questioning his own sexual identity and the social mores ruling his small town. After 6 years of marriage, he decides to come out as a gay person to his wife, divorces her and sets out on an emotional journey to redefine his place within the coal town community.
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