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Kaohsiung showcases films breaking down gender stereotypes
「性別。愛越界」影展 高影館跨界

A poster for the Gender. Love Beyond Boundaries film festival at the Kaohsiung Film Archive.
高雄市電影館「性別。愛越界」專題影展海報。

Photo: Yang Ching-ching, Taipei Times
照片:自由時報記者楊菁菁

The Gender. Love Beyond Boundaries film festival opened on Tuesday and will run through Dec. 11 at the Kaohsiung Film Archive. The event focuses on going beyond gender stereotypes, and showcases relationships that are more diverse than simply those between a man and a woman. The films being screened as part of the festival touch upon issues of gender identity, homosexuality, bisexuality, and transvestism. From the controversial nature of the subject matter to the detailed exploration of affection, the festival promises to be a feast for the eyes for movie fans.

The festival features six widely acclaimed films that have appeared recently in international film festivals. As an awareness of gay rights grows, gay-themed films have become progressively more central in international film festivals, prompting many to create a separate category for them. This festival is not limited to gay themes, however, and explores love, friendship, family, marriage, and other facets of life from perspectives that go beyond traditional gender awareness, in an attempt to get back to fundamental forms of love and hope that are inherent to human nature.

The six films are: L’Amour Fou, So Hard to Forget, Gigola, Three, Happy, Happy, and Loose Cannons.

(LIBERTY TIMES, TRANSLATED BY LIN YA-TI)

高雄市電影館「性別。愛越界」專題影展已在本週二開跑,展期至十二月十一日。該影展跳脫性別框架,愛情不再只有男生女生配,而是更多元的關係。參展影片內容涵蓋性別認同、同性戀、雙性戀、變裝等議題。從題材的爭議程度到情感的細膩刻劃,都會讓影迷一飽眼福。

「性別。愛越界」精選六部近年於各國際影展大受好評的影片。隨著同志人權意識的抬頭,同志相關題材電影逐漸成為各國影展的焦點,紛紛為這類電影另設主題單元。該影展並不侷限於同志電影,而是以跨越傳統性別意識的角度來探討愛情、友情、家庭、婚姻等各種生活面向,目標是想試圖回歸人性原始的愛戀及慾望。

六部點影為:《YSL瘋狂的愛》、《彩虹公寓》、《巴黎舞男》、《三人擠不擠》、《性福快樂》與《愛情流彈》。

(自由時報記者楊菁菁)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. a feast for the eyes idiom

一飽眼福 (yi1 bao2 yan3 fu2)

例: The fireworks display promises to be a feast for the eyes.

(煙火秀會讓人們一飽眼福。)

2. acclaimed adj.

受好評的 (shou4 hao3 ping2 de5)

例: Before he turned to alcoholism, he was an acclaimed actor.

(他在酗酒前,曾是位受好評的演員。)

3. prompt v.

促使 (cu4 shi3)

例: I decided to change jobs myself. Nobody prompted me to do it.

(我自發決定換工作。沒人促使我這麼做。)


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