Queer East Festival 2024
17 — 28 April
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VR Cinematic Experience: In the Mist
Taiwan, 2020

Feature, VR Experience,
Directed by
Chou Tung-Yen
Running time
15 min mins
In a dim-lit room filled with mist emerge blurred figures of men, tasting desire and experiencing loneliness. Entering a fantasized gay sauna through a VR headset, you are transported to a forbidden zone, a state between dreaming and awakening, a place in which you gaze at someone and are gazed at by them. Theatre, film and new media director Chou Tung-Yen revisits an often-unspoken life experience of gay communities and cultures, exploring this male environment through a poetic lens to speculate on the diverse kinds of love that motivate desire. In The Mist is a hallucinatory and explicit VR experience that has screened and won prizes internationally, that Queer East has installed in London in the form of an intimate sauna locker room.

Director Bio

Chou Tung-Yen is the creative director of Very Theatre and Very Mainstream Studio, whose interdisciplinary work has been performed and screened internationally. Chou’s recent films have been nominated at the Golden Horse Awards, and screened in the Seattle International Film Festival, OutFest and NewFest.
Additional info

With support from the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.


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