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Saturday January 31 -7pm - Etherington Auditorium

Drifting Flowers
Zero Chou/Taiwan/2008/97min


From the director of last year’s Spider Lilies comes Drifting Flowers, an ambitious new film from one of the most exciting young directors working in queer cinema today.

Through a series of interrelated stories, Chou introduces us to three remarkable women, each living in a different time and place. First, is eight-year-old May, a precocious girl who falls in love with her older sister’s androgynous partner Diego. So strong is her attachment that it threatens to tear them all apart. And then there is Lily, an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer’s who must reconcile her lost sense of self with the arrival of an old friend. The final story depicts Diego as a young woman, struggling with her sexuality and gender identity, while falling in love for the first time.

Chou approaches her subject matter with rare introspection and vision. Each story witnesses a moment of illumination: the realization of self as life takes a new turn.

Taiwanese + Mandarin with English Subtitles

Audience Award for Best Women’s Film – Pittsburgh GLBT Film Festival

Preceded by:
Hello my name is Herman/Karine Silverwoman/Canada/2007/10min
First time director Karine Silverwoman documents the extremely touching relationship she shares with her aging Jewish grandfather.

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