The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) present the Southwest premiere of Ray Yeung‘s award-winning Twilight’s Kiss ( 叔 叔/Suk Suk) starting FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020.
Twilight’s Kiss (叔 叔/Suk Suk)
91 minutes | China, Hong Kong | 2020 | Cantonese
Director: Ray Yeung
One day Pak, 70, a taxi driver who refuses to retire, meets Hoi, 65, a retired single father, in a park. Despite years of societal and personal pressure, they are proud of the families they have created through hard work and determination. Yet, in that brief initial encounter, something is unleashed in them which had been suppressed for so many years. As both men recount and recall their personal histories, they also contemplate a possible future together.
From The Film State:
“… with regard to telling stories about older people, the track record of queer cinema is probably as bad as its non-queer counterpart. As such, it’s gratifying to see Hong Kong director Ray Yeung pick up the slack with Suk Suk (meaning “uncles” in Cantonese) and be reminded how love remains just as potent and complex when liver spots start to grow as when those first pimples popped.”
“Indeed, if there’s one complaint to be made about the tender and wise Suk Suk, it’s that it could actually benefit from going a bit longer. The film leaves us in a semi-cliffhanger, which is effective and evocative in its own right. But I think in this instance the great character development warrants a next step, and audiences probably wouldn’t mind spending some minutes more with their new favorite guncles.”
“For his third feature film award-winning queer Hong Kong filmmaker Ray Yeung has another love story to tell, and as usual with him, its an unexpected heart-touching tale although this time it is between two seemingly unlikely gay men.”
“The whole piece, probably Yeung’s best to date, works so very well and makes for compelling viewing as its so non-judgement and complete authentic. It acts as a sharp reminder of what so many older gay men sacrificed in order to make others happy. Cue the kleenex.”
The film earned critical acclaim at the Hong Kong Film Awards where Tai Bo won best actor and Patra Au Ga Man won best supporting actress. It also won the Hong Kong Screenwriters’ Guild for best screenplay for Ray Yeung, and best role in a screenplay for Bo, who also nabbed the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for best actor.
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