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Ann Hui (De xian chao fan, Hong Kong/China 2010)
This surprising film takes on weighty matters of gender, sexual preferences and childbirth in a playful story of two female lovers who are both pregnant. Twelve years after their initial breakup, successful lawyer Macy and executive assistant Anita reconnect in pregnancy class. As they renew intimate ties, the film broadens its scope, with flashbacks detailing how each woman got into her respective condition, subtly comic scenes between Macy and her more radical lesbian friends and more political moments depicting the protest group that forms from discrimination that Anita faces in her workplace. Elegantly photographed, with an eye toward the physical and emotional dance that happens between new lovers, Hui’s latest shows that Hong Kong and San Francisco share a similar laissez-faire attitude when it comes to sexual politics.
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Written by Yeeshan Yang. Photographed by Charlie Lam. With Sandra Ng, Vivian Chow, Eddie Cheung, William Chan. (105 min. In Cantonese with subtitles, Mega-Vision Pictures).
September 24, 7:00 pm
SF Film Society | New People Cinema
1746 Post Street (Webster/Buchanan)
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