Queer East: Tracey

“Veteran character actor Philip Keung headlines newcomer Jun Li’s groundbreaking transgender drama, a big step for mainstream cinema in Hong Kong.” The Hollywood Reporter

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This pioneering transgender drama from Hong Kong tells the story of 51-year-old Tung Tai-hung (Philip Keung), who seems to be living an ideal life, with both a successful business and a doting wife, Anne (Kara Wai). But after being notified of a school friend’s sudden death and reuniting with an old pal, Brother Darling (Ben Yuen), a veteran Cantonese opera actor who specialises in playing female roles, Tung’s past resurfaces. He is confronted with his deepest secret: that he is, in fact, a woman trapped in a man’s body. Caught between his duties as a family man and his innermost desires, he struggles to determine the right thing to do. Jun Li’s multi-award-winning debut feature tells a powerful story of identity and acceptance.

As part of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture, Queer East Film Festival is a curated series showcasing rarely seen LGBTQ+ cinema from East and Southeast Asia, echoing Brent’s strong Asian affiliations and championing the city’s diverse voices.

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.


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134 mins

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