SWINGIN’

Directed by Shang-Sing Guo

Cast: Ruan Bo-Hao, Steven Chiang

When sixth-grader boy Qiu is bullied in school for having gay dads, his stepfather Howard, a flamboyant Jazz trumpet player, must confront his own nightmares of childhood bulling before he can provide his son a feeling of security. Swingin’ is the first dramedy/music film of its kind since Taiwan became the first (and only as of today) country in Asia to legalize same-sex in 2019.

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. 

About the filmmaker: An alumnus of Berlinale Talents and NYU Graduate Film Program, GUO writes, directs and acts for both film and theatre. Notable works include: Kong Peh Tshat or: How I Learned to Tell a Lie (2012) that competed in festivals including Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, and: Only Meal of the Day (2010) that traveled to festivals worldwide.

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