Alifu, The Prince/ss

May 26, 2019
2:00 pm
Alifu, The Prince/ss
Taiwan Film Festival Berlin 2019 by Impression Taiwan

2017, 97 Min, OV w/ sub(eng&chi)
Genre: Drama/Queer
Director: WANG Yu-lin
Screenwriters: WANG Yu-lin, HSU Hua-chien, Juliana HSU, HUA Bai-rong, CHEN Hui-ling
Cast: Utjung Tjakivalid, CHAO Yi-lan, WU Pong-fong, Bamboo CHEN, CHENG Jen-shuo

Based on a true story, “Alifu, The Prince/ss” is a film that crosses boundaries of gender and race in Modern Taiwan. Alifu is a young Paiwan man who is to become the chief of the Paiwan tribe. However, the young heir’s real dream is a sex reassignment surgery, which would contradict the tradition of his aboriginal roots. During the day Alifu works in a hair salon in Taipei where his lesbian colleague/roommate gradually falls for him. When night falls, he works in a drag bar where he grows affection for a cross-dresser named Chris. Will Alifu be emancipated through the chaos of love and still manage to find a way to his tribal roots?

【Special Event】
• Skype Q&A section with the director
• After screening Meetup – Free Taiwanese snacks are offered

Awards:
2017 Taipei Film Festival – “Best New Talent, Utjung Tjakivalid”
2017 Golden Horse Awards – “Best Supporting Actor, Bamboo Chen”
2017 Golden Horse Awards – “Best Original Screenplay”(nomination)

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