HONGKONG - Nov 4, 2004
The 2004 Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film & Video Festival will open on November 25th, presenting 11 days of adventurous and entertaining lesbian, gay, transgendered and bisexual cinema from around the world, with a special emphasis on vibrant new works produced in Hong Kong and throughout Asia.
Twelve new award-winning feature films will be screened including Hong Kong premieres of Wild Side (France, dir. Sebastien Lifshitz), Splendid Float (Taiwan, dir. Zero Chou), Latter Days (USA, dir. C. Jay Cox), Ethan Mao (USA, dir. Quentin Lee), Arisan! (Indonesia, dir Nia Di Nata), and D.E.B.S. (USA, dir. Angela Robinson). The opening night gala will feature Butterfly (Hong Kong, dir. Yan Yak Mak) starring Josie Ho, followed by party at Kee Club.
The festival will also feature a tribute to Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul with three of his films including Blissfully Yours, Cannes award-winner Tropical Malady, and just released feature The Adventures of Iron Pussy.
Fifty-nine screenings will be held at the Broadway Cinematheque and Palace IFC in Hong Kong. Organizers expect 10,000 people to attend this year.
Established in 1989, the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is the largest and longest running LGBT film festival in Asia.
For more festival information and ticketing information, please click here.