18 / 9 / 2022 (Sun) 15:20 – Broadway Cinematheque
23 / 9 / 2022 (Fri) 19:35 – PALACE ifc
Director: Jacqueline Chan
USA / 2021 / 15 mins / Drama
In English and Mandarin with Chinese subtitles
Two childhood friends drive home after their first semester of college to celebrate Lunar New Year. Navigating festivities that were once inviting but now seem tinged with a foreign animosity, Natalie struggles to keep the growing attraction she shares with Joanne from the prying eyes of those she once called home.
How to Breathe Out of Water (Como respirar fora d’água)*
Director: Victoria Negreiros, Júlia Fávero
Brazil / 2021 / 17 mins / Drama
In Portuguese with English subtitles
On the way back from the swimming training, Janaína is violently approached by the police. Safe back home, she must manage the relationship with her father, who is a policeman.
Puzzle in The Palm（掌のパズル）
Director: Ayumi Kurokawa
Japan / 2022 / 27 mins / Drama
In Japanese with English subtitles
After turning thirty and moving in together, Risa and Takumi begin to think about marriage, but gradually notice that something is missing in their relationship. At the same time, Risa struggles with her sexuality and tries to find a way to live her life as she is.
Director: Emily May Jampel
USA / 2021 / 8 mins / Drama
Two Asian-American teenagers meet in the bathroom of a Chinese restaurant while having dinner with their families.
Safe Distance: Chapter 1**
Director: Jamie Chi
UK, Hong Kong / 2022 / 34 mins / Documentary
In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
# Director in attendance
By delving into the life of Qiubai, the first activist who challenged the Chinese Ministry of Education in court over a homophobic textbook, this film explores how the Sinophone queer community position themselves in different regions and cultures, especially in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.
* Asia Premiere
** World Premiere
Running Time: 101 mins