The 10th Love & Pride Festival Is All About Acceptance And Community
This LGBTQ film festival is all about finding, and giving, acceptance.
Golden Village's Love & Pride Film Festival is back for its 10th year, and as expected, the lineup of films is stellar. The movies at the Love and Pride Film Festival Singapore 2018 are centred around the theme of "acceptance", not just of the LGBT community, but also of one's self.
Gay couple Fumi and Kazu run Japan's first law firm set up by an openly gay couple. In a country where conformity and obedience is valued above all, these lawyers attract misfit clients who are just as tired of being pushed to the sidelines.
When jaded writer Jacques meets Arthur, an optimistic 20-year-old student, sparks fly. They have one glorious summer of love, but Jacques knows that this will have to end.
Forced into a gay therapy conversion centre by her guardians, Cameron Post is "treated" for her homosexuality. But the centre also connects her with a gay community, and ironically, she finds herself in this place that set out to rob her of her identity.
Aboriginal boy Alifu works as a hairdresser in Taipei. He dreams of becoming a woman, but being the only son of the Paiwan tribal chief, he faces pressure to succeed the throne. The other characters in this film about Taiwan's LGBTQ community include Alifu's lesbian best friend Peizhan; Sherry, a transgender woman who owns a drag queen bar; and Chris, a drag queen.
Chela and Chiquita have been together for over 30 years. Though they're both from wealthy families, their financial situation has gone down the drain and they are forced to sell their family heirlooms. When Chiquita ends up being imprisoned for fraud, Chela is forced to work by providing a taxi service to elderly wealthy ladies. Then, she meets younger Angy.
After Jamie gets reunited with his high school best friend Kevin, their lives get turned upside down. The reunion inspires Kevin, who has been suffering from depression, to return to Hong Kong. But Jamie is in a committed relationship with his girlfriend, and Kevin's move back reawakens his old feelings. Who will he choose?
Those who want to catch this festival can purchase tickets at www.gv.com.sg, at all Golden Village cinemas, or via the iGV app, which is available for both iOS and Android.
Tickets for the opening night are priced at $23 for GV Movie Club members and $25 for the public, which includes light refreshments before the movie. Tickets for all other screenings are priced at $10 for GV Movie Club and Singapore Film Society members, and $13 for the public.
Below is a schedule of the screenings. All films are rated R21 due to homosexual themes.
For more information on Love and Pride Film Festival Singapore 2018, please visit www.gv.com.sg.