Looking For? (UK Premiere) + Director Q&A

Tung-Yen Chou
2017
Taiwan
60 min

Rio Cinema

02 May

Saturday

1:30pm

Synopsis

This documentary explores questions of digital and virtual intimacy in contemporary gay communities. ‘Looking for?’ is one of the most commonly asked questions on gay dating apps, but it’s not one that’s easy to answer, at least for the director, Yen. Seeking to discover the different answers to this question, Yen interviews around sixty gay men from cities including Taipei, Beijing, New York and London. Some are looking for love, some are looking for lust – and for others, their search is far more complicated. As stories and personal histories are exchanged, Yen reflects on his own relationships, and invites the audience to consider what they themselves have been looking for.

Followed by a Q&A with directors Tung-Yen Chou and Popo Fan.

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Trailer

Additional Information

Preceded by

Beer! Beer!
Dir Popo Fan | Germany | 2019 | 17 min

Tao, a Chinese guy, meets Sebastian, a local German, in this anti-romantic comedy, set in the early morning following a wild party in Berlin.

Adorable
Dir Cheng-Hsu Chung | Taiwan, UK | 2018 | 6 min

This animation presents a journey of sexuality, evoking the fantasies of freedom offered by gender fluidity, and developments in contemporary queer culture.

With support from the Ministry of Culture (Taiwan), Taiwan Film Institute and Taiwan Docs.