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SQIFF18
East Asian Focus: Alifu the Prince/ss

Sun 9 December 2018

A set of intersecting queer Taiwanese stories about love, identity and loss. Alifu, a member of an indigenous Paiwan community, is selected to succeed her father as the head of her tribe, but hasn't yet come out to her family as trans. She is attracted to Chris, a closeted drag performer, while her flatmate, Peizhan, is also dangerously obsessed with Alifu. At the same time, Sherry, the trans woman who runs the nightclub where Chris performs, suddenly becomes ill, forcing Wu, her long-time friend and plumber, to remember their shared past as he cares for her.

Film is in Taiwanese, Mandarin Chinese, Paiwan, and English languages with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available.

Film relies on visual material to convey ideas and is mostly non-English language, so is less accessible for blind and partially sighted audiences. Large print versions of handouts available.

Comfy seating (bean bags) available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.

We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org.