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Queer East Shorts – Days of Reverie
(1hr&42mins / Subtitled / Rated 15)
This programme is dedicated to the power of queer dreams and daydreams to bring about change – a celebration of fantasy and its role in shaping LGBTQ+ identities. The characters in these films have vivid imaginations, whether envisaging unconventional futures, confronting contemporary illusions, or reminiscing about bygone love. The directors showcased in this selection are interested in fantasies and legends, though their films often feel like fables: lessons for our times, powerfully articulated through the blending of dream and reality, a testament to queer reverie.
Elsa | Dir Lim Jen Nee | Singapore | 2019 | 8min
Six-year old Stanley enjoys dressing up as Disney’s Queen Elsa.
Dear to Me | Dir Monica Vanesa Tedja | Indonesia, Germany | 2020 | 19min
On a remote island, a local superstition leads a man to dream of his soulmate.
Encore Martha | Dir Natasha K. Sung | Taiwan | 2021 | 25min
A singer reconnects with her long-lost first love.
Frozen Out | Dir Hao Zhou | China, US | 2021 | 5min
An émigré retreats to wintry landscapes, hoping to find a meaningful story and escape the anxieties of dislocation.
In His Island | Dir Christian Candelaria | Philippines | 2017 | 20min
A cheerful young boy dreams of becoming a mermaid.
God’s Daughter Dances | Dir Sungbin Byun | South Korea | 2020 | 25min
A transgender dancer gets a call from the authorities asking her to attend a military service examination.
Queer East Film Festival
Queer East is an LGBTQ+ film festival that showcases rarely seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia. Seeking to amplify the voices of Asian communities in the UK, the festival explores the forces that have shaped the current queer landscape in Asia.
Fabrica is hosting Queer East Film Festival events at on Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 and Saturday 22 October.
Doors & bar will open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Pay bar and affordable popcorn stand on site.