Department of Comparative Literature (Cancelled)
*** This event is cancelled. ***
Film Screening and Post-screening Discussion: Love and Death in Montmartre, dir. Evans Chan
Date: 28 November 2019 (Thur)
Venue: Meng Wah Complex, G/F, MWT3, HKU
About the film:
Two decades after her suicide in Paris in 1995 at the age of 26, Taiwan’s foundational lesbian novelist Qiu Miaojin has prevailed as a global Chinese LGBTQ icon. Documentarian Evans Chan traces Qiu’s lovelorn footsteps from Taiwan to Paris to Tokyo, resulting in a Chinese filmic counterpoint to “Blue is the Warmest Color” with a tragic note. Blending fiction, performing art, and rare interviews with Qiu’s friends, advocates, and associates, including France’s feminist philosopher Hélène Cixous, Love and Death in Montmartre is an artful exploration of the poignant and inspiring life and death of a gay-rights “martyr” in Taiwan, which, in 2019, became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
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