The Teacher (2019)
First screened in August 2019
Director: Chen Ming-Lang. Cast: Oscar Chiu, Sam Chang, Winnie Chang, He Zi-Hua, Xue Shi-Ling, Lin Jin-Yu, Chin Tsu-Yin, Cheng Chih-Chung, Chan Kai-An, Jasper Chen, Chou Yi-Yen. Screenplay: Chen Ming-Lang. Twitter Capsule:
Not the silkiest iteration of queer melodrama, but moving nonetheless. Rare and impressively frank coming from China.
Whatever its aesthetic limits or adherence to known scripts, this is brave as an AIDS narrative and a gay-male story. Odd but memorable opening.