Alifu, the Prince/ss

Yu-Lin Wang
95 min

Genesis Cinema

25 October



Yu-Lin Wang’s film explores the journeys of three interconnected characters. Alifu is an indigenous boy who works at a salon in the city. He dreams of becoming a woman, but as the only son of the tribal chief, finds himself under pressure. Sherry is a transsexual who runs a drag queen bar. She is terminally ill, but given strength by her old friend Wu. Chris is a civil servant, who is straight but performs in Sherry’s drag show in order to relieve his stress. As the three stories intertwine, the film explores the enduring bonds that unite the characters.

Additional Information

Preceded by

Langit Budak Biru
Dir Kean-Hian Lim | Malaysia | 2018 | 23 min

Two teenage boys in a Malaysian boarding school grapple with the challenges of bullying, as they come to terms with their mutual attraction.

Introduction by Christopher Brown, University of Sussex.

With support from the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.