25 April 2020 — 25 April 2020

QUEER EAST: GF*BF

GF*BF (Dir Ya-che Yang)

105 mins // Subtitled // Certificate: 15

Set in the 1980s when Taiwan was still under martial law, GF*BF charts the experiences of three friends growing up in turbulent times. At the film’s centre is a tender love triangle: Aaron (Rhydian Vaughan) is attracted to Mabel (Gwei Lun-Mei), who has feelings for Liam (Joseph Chang), who is secretly in love with Aaron. The personal and political collide as Mabel, Liam and Aaron join the social revolution that is sweeping across Taiwan, and head to Taipei to fight for democracy. But when the truth about Liam's feelings for Aaron emerges, the friends’ relationship is tested to its limits. Yang Ya-che’s drama charts a parallel between Taiwan’s transition to democracy, and the characters’ journey from teenage repression to emotional maturity.

Introduction by Christopher Brown, University of Sussex.

“Gwei Lun-Mei is a marvel… she reminds us what it’s like to be young, in love and socially engaged at a time when everything matters, and little is understood.” The New York Times

Watch the trailer here.

Information

When

Sat 25 April, 18:30

Tickets

£5 Special Tickets for Brent residents with the support from Brent 2020 Culture Fund

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Where

Lexi Cinema
194b Chamberlayne Road
Kensal Green
London
NW10 3JU

Venue Info

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.

Presented in partnership with Ministry of Culture (Taiwan). With support from Film Hub London, managed by Film London which is a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

£5 Special Tickets for Brent residents with the support from Brent 2020 Culture Fund.