Love Rises in the East
Chinese Queer Cinema

June 23 - June 30, 2017

Pera Film in collaboration with Beijing’s Love Queer Cinema Week is proud to present the program Love Rises in the East: Chinese Queer Cinema. Though homosexuality was legalized in China in 1997 and attitudes in society are gradually becoming more open-minded, China’s LGBTI+ community still faces challenges. For China’s LGBTI+ activists, filmmaking is an important tool for bringing issues to light. The Love Queer Cinema Week presents a cutting-edge selection of Chinese and foreign queer films. It offers a rare place of reflection and exchange about queer films and celebrates diversity.

Presented parallel to the 25th LGBTI+ Pride Week, the program will be premiering three documentaries: Papa Rainbow, a recent film exploring how Chinese fathers react to their children coming out of the closet and the issues that the families encounter; Our Story, a short film about the story of the 10-year “guerrilla warfare” waged by the Beijing Queer Film Festival to fight against censorship, I Am Going to Make Lesbian Porn, a short documentary in the form of an interview surveys the issues and perspectives regarding women's sexual desires and women's bodies. Filmmaker Zhou Hao’s admirable first narrative feature The Night introduces a young male and female sex worker who become friends while working in the same narrow, urban alleyway, and a young man who loses his heart to the male hustler. A delicately orchestrated sequence of emotional exchanges in this triangle offer myriad negotiations of intimacy, and of short and long-term survival, for all involved.

This program’s screenings are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

 
in collaboration

June 23

20:00 Papa Rainbow

June 24

12:00 Our Story

12:00 I Am Going to Make Lesbian Porn

18:00 The Night

June 27

15:00 Our Story

15:00 I Am Going to Make Lesbian Porn

17:00 Papa Rainbow

June 30

17:00 Our Story

19:00 Papa Rainbow

21:00 The Night

Papa Rainbow

Papa Rainbow

Our Story

Our Story

The Night

The Night

I Am Going to Make Lesbian Porn

I Am Going to Make Lesbian Porn

Love Rises in the East
Chinese Queer Cinema

Pera Film in collaboration with Beijing’s Love Queer Cinema Week is proud to present the program Love Rises in the East: Chinese Queer Cinema. Presented parallel to the 25th LGBTI+ Pride Week, the program will be premiering three documentaries.

A Solitary Eagle in the Sinai Desert

A Solitary Eagle in the Sinai Desert

John Frederick Lewis is considered one of the most important British Orientalist artists of the Victorian era. Pera Museum exhibited several of Lewis’ paintings as part of the Lure of the East exhibition in 2008 organized in collaboration with Tate Britain.

Kozbekçi Mustafa Ağa

Kozbekçi Mustafa Ağa

When Karl XII of Sweden was defeated by Tsar Peter the Great of Russia in 1709, he fled to the Ottoman Empire and settled in Bender with his entourage for five years.

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Knowledge of plants and the practice of healing are closely entwined. The toxic or hallucinogenic nature of some roots, and the dangers associated with picking them, conferred a mythical or magical character and power.