Queer East | CinemAsia23
Each new season marks a beginning, an act of transformation. This film programme, jointly organised by CinemAsia Film Festival and Queer East Film Festival, proudly presents a series of short films on the theme of metamorphosis, piecing together a multifaceted recollection of queer memories and futures.
Sai Nyi Min Htut
Myanmar / Germany 2021
To his mother, Agyip is a regular 19-year-old who works an ordinary job as a hotel receptionist by day. However, at night, he lives a vastly different life; he blossoms into his drag alter ego ‘Violet Katy’. Agyip and his friends are determined to live life as their true selves, despite the societal pressures being put on them.
Seance of the Past
A person spends most of their life mourning the things they have lost, unable to move on. They frequent a silent but helpful medium and embark on a spiritual journey where they linger among their past lives.
Standup comedian Lady Lin is visited by her estranged brother, who sees through her glamorous facade. In an attempt to reconcile with her past, Lady Lin returns home to discover a shocking deception.
Asarela Orchidia Dewi
Indonesia / Germany 2022
Azka is revisiting their childhood memories. With the help of their younger self, they rediscover something profound that they had long forgotten.
United States / Taiwan 2022
Once upon a time, the magical Tank Fairy delivered tanks of gas (with plenty of sass) to the
home of young Jojo, a lonely dreamer in need of a glittery godmother…