Love and Pride Film Festival 2019: Sparking Change
October 10 - October 20
Golden Village’s (GV) celebrated Love & Pride Film Festival returns for the 11th year this October and will once again feature an impressive lineup of internationally acclaimed foreign titles.
Curated by the Singapore Film Society (SFS), the highly regarded festival, which takes place from 10th to 20th October 2019, will showcase a slew of LGBTQ-focused independent titles connected with the theme of ‘Sparking Change’. The theme seeks to spark productive conversations on issues faced by the LGBTQ community and encourage a societal change in attitudes.
Tickets priced at $15 for the public, $13.50 SFS Film Addicts.
10 Oct, 8pm; 14 & 19 Oct, 7pm
dir. Jayro Bustamante
2019 | Guatemala | Drama | Spanish with English subtitles | R21 – Homosexual Content | 107 mins
Guatemala City nowadays. Pablo, 40 years old, is a “good man”, religious fervent in an Evangelical church, married and father of two wonderful children. But Pablo is unfortunately not spared by the lowest temptations. So when he falls in love with Francisco, his wife, family and church decide to help him “heal”. God may like the sinner, but he hates sin.
11 Oct & 17 Oct, 7.15pm
dir. Danielle Lessovitz
2019 | USA | Drama/Romance | English | R21 – Sexual Scenes | 94 mins
On the steps outside New York City’s dizzying central bus station, Port Authority, a girl named Wye vogues with her siblings. Paul, a young drifter, watches her, transfixed by her beauty. But when Paul realizes Wye is trans, he is forced to confront his feelings for her and the social forces that seek to rupture their bond.
GIANT LITTLE ONES
12 Oct, 2pm; 15 Oct, 7.15pm; 20 Oct, 6.30pm
dir. Keith Behrman
2018 | Canada | Drama | English | R21 – Mature Theme | 93 mins
Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life until the night of Franky’s epic 17th birthday party, when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected incident that changes their lives forever.
ZEN IN THE ICE RIFT
12 Oct, 4.30pm & 18 Oct, 7.15pm
dir. Margherita Ferri
2018 | Italy | Drama | Italian with English subtitles | M18 – Mature Content | 94 mins
Maia, called ZEN, a rowdy yet solitary 16-year-old tomboy, lives in a small village on top of the rough and beautiful Italian Apennines. She’s the only girl of the local ice hockey-team and she is constantly bullied by her teammates for her masculine attitude. Led by the need to break away from the roles that the small community has forced them to play, Maia and Vanessa embark on a journey of self-discovery.
A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON
13 Oct, 2pm & 16 Oct, 7.10pm
dir. Lisa Xiang Zi
2019 | China | Drama | Mandarin with English subtitles | R21 – Homosexual Theme | 108 mins
Coming back to her broken family, pregnant writer Huang Xiaoyu and her French husband, Benjamin, finds herself trapped between her cult-brainwashed mother, Li Jiumei, and her secretly homosexual father, Huang Tao. A winner of the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Jury Award & Teddy Award – Special Mention
13 Oct, 4.30pm & 19 Oct, 2pm
dir. Jun Li
2018 | Hong Kong | Drama | Cantonese with English subtitles | R21 – Mature Theme | 119 mins
All things lead to the revelation of Tai-hung’s deepest secret: he’s, in fact, a female trapped in a male body since childhood. He decides to undergo a transgender operation. His wife Anne (Kara WAI) opposes vehemently against this. Vincent, his son (NG Siu-hin), is perplexed, while Brigitte (Jennifer YU), his daughter, is entering a divorce. Caught in a dilemma, Tai-hung is resolved to self-castration.
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