HK GAY FILM FESTIVAL SEEKS EMOTIONAL APPEAL

JOE LAM, DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL, TALKS MOVIES

JOE LAM, DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL.

The main theme this year is queer and transgender films. We think that society nowadays is more accepting of gays and lesbians, but not of queer or transgender people.
We had only one queer/transgender program in last year's film festival, but in this year it is up to five.
In the selection process we had to give up several good productions because the themes were too distant to Hong Kong audiences emotionally.

Ahead of the 28th Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, which will take place in Hong Kong from September 9 to 24, Asia Times spoke with Joe Lam, the festival’s director, about the films selected, the state of Hong Kong...

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