18 April 2020 — 18 April 2020

QUEER EAST: TRACEY

Tracey (Dir Jun Li)

134 mins // Subtitled // Certificate: 15

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.

Introduction by How Wee Ng, University of Westminster.

"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.

Watch the trailer here.

Information

When

Sat 18 April, 18:00

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 Chinese Visual Festival. 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.