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LAN YU 藍宇

kincmok 12 May, 15 May, China, Hong Kong, LGBTQ, Masters, Rialto VU, Section, Studio/K

Dates & Tickets

Thu 12 May
19:00
Rialto VU
TICKETS

Sun 15 May
11:30
Studio/K
TICKETS

 

Dutch premiere

Region

China, Hong Kong

Language

Mandarin

Subtitles

English

Length

86 min

Directors

Stanley KWAN

LAN YU 藍宇

Thu 12 May: Panel discussion — CinemAsia x VU Pride: Lan Yu 20 Years On

An essential work of Hong Kong queer cinema, Stanley Kwan’s Lan Yu is a poignant portrait of a relationship filled with passion and deception, yearning and regret. Meant merely as a diversion from his countless one-night stands, Handong’s sexual relationship with Lan Yu, a young college boy, turns unexpectedly into something deeper. Undeterred by Handong’s promiscuity and impulsive marriage, Lan Yu’s devotion to Handong cannot escape its unforgiving fate. Celebrating its 20th anniversary with a brand new re-release, Kwan’s adaptation of an anonymous Chinese internet novel is a tale of heartbreak and loss of the love that might have been.

CAST:
Jun HU, Ye LIU, Jin SU

Director

Director: Stanley KWAN, 1957, Hong Kong

Films: Rouge (1987), Red Rose White Rose (1994), Hold You Tight (1997), Everlasting Regret (2005), Showtime (2010), First Night Nerves (2018)