TWILIGHT’S KISS (SUK SUK) Film Screening Presented by ReelQWednesday, April 28, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 92 minutes)
Now in their twilight years, two men must choose between their desires for each other or the families they have proudly created. Join us for the screening of TWILIGHT’S KISS (SUK SUK)- a film by Byray Yeung hosted by ReelQ.
Today in Hong Kong the LGBT community is generally more open and the society is more accepting of gay rights. However, older gay men have not been able to enjoy these changes due to their adherence to strict traditional cultural values and close family ties. From the viewpoint oft he younger and more westernized generation, these men seem repressed, sad and lacking in the courage to be themselves. Many of these older gay men, who had abandoned their own natures and desires to fulfill their duties as sons continuing the family name, have established close and rewarding blood ties to the families they created. Some of these ties might be full of tension and lacking warmth, but some are close with mutual respect and appreciation. For these men, the ‘love’ from their families is the only reward they had, their life’s ultimate goal and achievement. Therefore to ‘come out’ as an older man is a betrayal of their lives’ work and self-sacrifice.
Film synopsis: TWILIGHT’S KISS (SUK SUK) presents the story of two closeted married men in their twilight years. One day PAK, 70, a taxi driver who refuses to retire, meets HOI, 65, a retired single father, in a park. Despite years of societal and personal pressure, they are proud of the families they have created through hard work and determination. Yet in that brief initial encounter, something is unleashed in them which had been suppressed for so many years. As both men recount and recall their personal histories, they also contemplate a possible future together.
ReelQ: Pittsburgh’s International LGBTQ Film Festival
The Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding tri-state region. In addition, PLGFS provides a crucial service to the cultural vitality of Pittsburgh, designed to support lesbian and gay artists, and to provide a much-needed cultural outlet for the lesbian and gay communities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.