Director: SCUD
Cast: Sean Li, Osman Hung, Jackie Chow
Hong Kong / 2009 / 116 mins / Gay Drama, Romance, Sexually Explicit
In Cantonese with English subtitles

21 / 9 / 2022 (Wed) 19:15 – Broadway Cinematheque 
6 / 10 / 2022 (Thur) 19:30 – Broadway Cinematheque 

25 / 9 / 2022 (Sun) 19:20 – Golden Scene Cinema

* 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival Opening Film
* Director in attendance

“Permanent Residence” is a sexually explicit sophomore effort from the director Scud, whose semi-autobiographical film examines gay sexual awakening and unrequited love for a heterosexual man. The story follows Ivan, an IT professional who falls hopelessly in love with Windsor, a sexy hunk who claims to be straight. However, they develop a friendship which gives the director an opportunity to observe his leading men, exposing their ripped bodies against different watery backdrops. Scud makes some affecting observations on the pressures of coming out, which possibly reflects his own journey from an IT professional to a homoerotic filmmaker. “Permanent Residence” was considered ground-breaking in the conservative environment of Hong Kong cinema when it was originally released.