As We Like It - Chinese Visual Festival x Queer East

As We Like It - Chinese Visual Festival x Queer East

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  • Fri 16 Jul
  • 107 minutes
  • Director: : Chen Hung-i and Muni Wei
  • Cast: Aggie Hsieh, Puff Kuo, Camille Chalons, Jo’elle Lu
  • Taiwan (R.O.C) (2021)

Synopsis

As We Like It, a queer reworking of Shakespeare’s play, tells of the love blossoming between Orlando and Rosalind, who is disguised as a man. Filmmakers Chen Hung-i and Muni Wei opted for an entirely female cast, referencing Shakespeare’s era when women were banned from the stage and all roles were played by men.


This colourful, energetic film follows Orlando and Rosalind and three other potential couples in their search for one another, all set in an internet-free neighbourhood in the bustling metropolis of Taipei where there is no rush and people consciously live together. Fairy-tale settings, magical meetings, cryptic messages, but also fights, kidnappings and family feuds. The film upends the binary world, making it a loving spectacle with plenty of music and doll-like design.


Supported by the Taipei Representative Office in the U.K. and the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C.)


Vision Taiwan is part of the 2021 Chinese Visual Festival, which runs 15-25 July in London: www.Chinesevisualfestival.org