Queer East: Dear Tenant + Intro 12A

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This film was last shown on 7 December 2021

Dear Tenant is a heartfelt portrayal of unconditional love that explores whether, following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in 2019, Taiwanese society is ready to accept families who dare to break with conventional forms. This box office hit won three Golden Horse Awards, including for actor Tzu-Yi Mo, who gives a stunning performance. Mr. Lin is a tenant in the rooftop apartment owned by the elderly Mrs. Chou, who is suffering from late-stage diabetes. Lin helps tend to her daily needs and looks after her nine-year old grandson, the orphaned Yo-Yu. But when Yo-Yu’s uncle returns to Taiwan, he discovers that the ownership of the apartment has been transferred to the young boy, whom Lin has legally adopted. The stage is set for a conflict that uncovers a very different side to the seemingly perfect tenant.

With a pre-recorded introduction by the director Yu-Chieh Cheng.

This screening is supported by the Ministry of Culture (Taiwan), and Taiwan Tourism Bureau.

Please note: This is a special screening with an introduction - there will be no trailers or adverts before the film begins. The event will start at the time stated so please plan your arrival accordingly.


Yu-Chieh Cheng
1 hour 52 minutes
Chen Shu-Fang, Mo Tzu-yi, Runyin Bai


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