Sophia Luvarà
Inside the Chinese Closet
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Inside the Chinese Closet

Sophia Luvarà

Inside the Chinese Closet

The stories of Andy and Cherry mirror the legal and cultural progress that is happening in China.

2015
72 min.
Netherlands
Chinese and English
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

Projeccions

Sophia Luvarà
Inside the Chinese Closet
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Datasheet

Show
Direction
Sophia Luvarà
Executive Production
Boudewijn Koole, Iris Lammertsma
Sound
Qiao Xin, Mike Hough, Amos Ho, Jia Xia, Eric Zheng
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Witfilm
Edit
Diego Gutiérrez, Stefan Kamp NCE
DOP
Ton Peters NSC
Music
Alex Simu
Synopsis

Inside the Chinese Closet is the intricate tale of Andy and Cherry looking for love and happiness in vibrant Shanghai. They are both homosexual but their families demand a (heterosexual) marriage and a baby from them.

Because being single and childless would mean an unacceptable loss of face for their rural families, particularly in the remote countryside where they live. Will Andy and Cherry deny their happiness and sexual orientation to satisfy their parents’ wishes?

The stories of Andy and Cherry mirror the legal and cultural progress that is happening in China against the backdrop of a nation coming to terms with new moral values tradicionals.

About the direction
Sophia Luvarà

Sophia Luvarà

Director

Sophia Luvarà received her MSc with merit in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Turin, whe...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

2016
DocsBarcelona Festival
Edició 2016
2017
Docs del Mes · February
Edició 2017

Awards and festivals

Berlinale
Germany, 2016
Belfast Film Festival
United Kingdom, 2016
IDFA
Netherlands, 2015
HRWFF New York
United States, 2016
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