Part of Hong Kong Cinema film series
Online Screening and Q&A: “Twilight’s Kiss (Suk Suk)” with Director Ray Yeung
Director Ray Yeung is expected to participate in an online Q&A.
The challenges facing aging gay men are dramatized with great warmth in Ray Yeung’s Hong Kong-set portrait of a new love affair. Hoi and Pak have both acknowledged their sexuality late in life; Pak is still married when he makes a pass at Hoi, and they’ve both raised children. But together they find a camaraderie and passion that have been missing thus far in their lives. As their relationship touchingly develops, Yeung’s script also advocates movingly for the lives of elderly LGBTQ people. This film was originally scheduled to screen as part of the 2020 SFFILM Festival and film won two Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
“[Director] Yeung demonstrates a keen eye for the social dynamics that impact us and how we respond to them, and finds space to bask in the simple pleasures, basic generosity, and the safety net that is family while simultaneously dealing with homophobia, ageism, and faith.” —Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter
Ticket-buyers for this event will be sent a link via email to an online screener of Twilight’s Kiss (Suk Suk), which will be viewable between July 12–23.
All registrants will also be sent a link via email to register for the online Q&A, which will be conducted with Zoom. We recommend that you download and install Zoom on your computer or mobile device in advance, and set yourself up with a free account. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A with a text chat function. Registration closes around one hour before the start of the event — be sure to register early!
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Ray Yeung is a script editor and programmer for the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival as well as a writer and director. Among his features are Cut Sleeve Boys (2006) and Front Cover (2015). He was inspired to make Twilight’s Kiss after reading Travis Kong’s book Oral History of Older Gay Men and adapted a fictional story from its elements as well as personal interviews Yeung conducted. Speaking about the project, Yeung says, “Just trying to find men who were willing to talk to me was a challenge, because a lot of them didn’t want to talk. Finding funding was also difficult because of the subject matter. Anything about the LGBTQ community is already a difficult subject, and when you do something that is about elderly people, people will basically say there’s no box office out there for it.”
Country Hong Kong
Director Ray Yeung
Producer Michael J. Werner, Teresa Kwong, Sandy Yip, Chowee Leow
Writer Ray Yeung
Editor Nose Chan, William Chang
Cinematographer Ming Kai Leung
Music Veronica Lee
Cast Bo Tai, Ben Yuen, Patra Ga Man Au
Print Source Strand Releasing