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Details
Runtime 105min
Director Zero Chou
Country Taiwan
Year 2021
BBFC Rating 18
Language Mandarin with English Subtitles
Subtitled Y
Film Festival

Queer East 2021: Secrets of 1979

Queer East 2021: Secrets of 1979
Description

UK PREMIERE

 

With a pre-recorded introduction by director Zero Chou.

 

In the summer of 1979, during Taiwan’s martial law period, Bing-Kuan asks her college friend Shu-Lan to help out on her family’s banana plantation. As time goes by, the two girls secretly develop a romantic relationship, and decide to volunteer at the Formosa Magazine in order to promote democratic freedom of expression. Yet their youthful romance is threatened as the Kuomintang regime seeks to suppress dissident voices. Secrets of 1979 is the latest film by award-winning director Zero Chou. Depicting a turbulent period in Taiwan’s history, Chou explores the connections between political and sexual awakening, the film offering a stark reminder of the forces that seek to suppress change.

 

Preceded by the short film:

 

Undercurrent

Dir Yu-Tong Weng | Taiwan | 2020 | 19 min

Taiwan, 1979. The city is under curfew, but a curious teenager follows a mysterious young man along a riverside path and into an abandoned hut.

 

Part of Queer East 2021, an LGBTQ+ film festival showcasing East and Southeast Asian queer cinema, in London from 15 to 26 September.

 

This screening is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.

 

 

Queer East is an LGBTQ+ film festival that showcases rarely-seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia. Seeking to amplify the voices of Asian communities in the UK, the festival explores the forces that have shaped the current queer landscape in Asia, and aims to encourage more inclusive narratives. The second edition of Queer East Film Festival takes place in London from 15 to 26 September.


Screening Times
Tue 21 Sep

Key
CC = Closed Captions
AD = Audio Described
C&B = Carers & Babies
FF = Film Festival
FAM = Family Screening

Screening Times
Tue 21 Sep
Details
Runtime 105min
Director Zero Chou
Year 2021
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin with English Subtitles
Subtitled Y
Film Festival
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