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Asia Pacific Shorts

Gay | Lesbian | Queer | Shorts | Trans | 85 MINS |

Synopsis

MQFF is proud to continue our alliance with festivals from across the Asia Pacific region. The Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance (APQFFA) promotes communication amongst festivals, stimulates production and enhances the visibility of queer cinema. The five shorts in this program have been pulled together from a shared pool of films that represent the best of the region.

 

Selected Shorts

Lady Eva

Dir: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, 2017, Tonga, 11 mins

A brave transgender woman sets off on a journey to become her true self in the conservative Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga – with a little inspiration from Tina Turner along the way.

English and Tongan with English subtitles

 

Cocoon

Dir: Liying Mei, 2017, China, 26 mins

An unhappy marriage, a love affair and a child who holds all the secrets.

Chinese with English subtitles

 

After Erection

Dir: Leung Man Kei Maggie, 2017, Hong Kong, 20 mins

Alan and Ben click right away at their first encounter. They leave to look for an hourly hotel to have sex but with it being Saturday night, those hotels are busy.

Cantonese with English subtitles

 

Devi

Dir: Karishma Dube, 2017, India, 13 mins

Set in New Delhi, a closeted lesbian risks tradition and social boundaries as she pursues her attraction towards her household maid, Devi.

Bengali & Hindi with English subtitles

 

Sisak

Dir: Faraz Ansari, 2017, India, 15 mins

Set in the fast-paced environs of the bustling Mumbai local trains, a wordless romance develops between two men.

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