Queer East, now in its fourth year, is a film festival that focuses on LGBTQ+ cinema from East and SouthEast Asia. It aims to push boundaries and challenge expectations and labels commonly associated with queer communities.
Following on from the main festival in London in April, Queer East is taking a programme of film on a nationwide tour this autumn – including the Showroom here in Sheffield.
Bad Women of China
With a raw, DIY aesthetic, the film brings to life the experiences of three generations of Chinese women as they come to terms with political and social change.
I Love You, Beksman
In this reverse coming-out story, glamorous make-up artist and fashion designer Dali falls for a beauty pageant queen and comes out as straight – but nobody believes him.
Let Me Hear It Barefoot
Offering a rare female perspective on male coming-of-age, director Kudo Riho crafts an incisive portrayal of sadomasochistic repression.
Making Space: Cinema, Culture and Community
An event for Sheffield-based community facilitators to share their approaches on building community spaces through cultural events and improving cultural diversity in the city’s artistic and cultural scene. Followed by a networking session.
Shin-myung is a transgender woman who competes in waacking, a form of voguing. Driven by an empowering vision of trans identity, this assured debut feature contemplates the concept of forgiveness.
Rebels of the Neon God
Director Tsai Ming-Liang's debut feature is a masterful exploration of urban alienation and sexual malaise, widely regarded as one of the best Taiwanese films of all time.