Handscape

Handscape

夏青

Xia Qing, a hard-of-hearing boy who cherishes his dance passion, yearns for acceptance from his single deaf mother. His occasional act of painting his pinky nail red signifies his quest for beauty... More
19m China 2020
Subtitles
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Tags
Queer Family Coming-of-Age China-HK Shorts

Synopsis

Xia Qing, a hard-of-hearing boy who cherishes his dance passion, yearns for acceptance from his single deaf mother. His occasional act of painting his pinky nail red signifies his quest for beauty and self-expression. When the rare opportunity to audition for his dream dance company arises, he hopes to not only pursue his passion but also bridge the gap between him and his mother through the silent language of dance, as he confronts his enigmatic self-identity crisis.

☆ Dancing is who I am, if I don't have that, who am I?
☆ Soundless, confident dancing that bears similarities to "Billy Elliot"
☆ The director hopes to use "silence" to explore topics that are repressed in Chinese society.

Details

Country
China
Language
Mandarin
Director
Yiru Chen
Cast
Zhen Yu TangLina Zhu
Awards & Selections
2021 Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

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