Tag Archives: coming-of-age

Pair of Love

“Pair of Love” is a film students’ project, about four students, two boys and two girls, playing, hugging and making out. They are all in their last class of high school and their playful banter is changing into sex play. They have to deal with peer pressure, family and questioning their identity. There is a happy ending for the boys couple, which is rare in Chinese films.

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Vhagetz

Three adolescent friends survive individual dillemas that spring directly from their being gay. One fears coming out to his father; another is beaten up by his; the third gets constantly nagged by his mother for his girly behavior. All of them are taunted by bullies their age. Their stories whiz by with lightfooted comic panache, especially in the first half, that the movie is mostly funny and fun even as it tugs at deep hurts.

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Bugis Street

Innocent and naive, the 17-year-old Lian is a maid to a rich family in Malaysia, whose sheltered existence is shattered when she is sent to work at a small hotel near Bugis Street in neighboring Singapore. Having to live with the transvestites and transexuals who make her living on the streets, Lian soon learns about another side of life.

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First Love

Tadashi has fallen in love with his classmate, Kota, and doesn’t dare to tell anyone. This destroys all hope he ever had of getting together with Kota. Thoroughly depressed, Tadashi meets a gay couple on the train. Hiroki and Shinji are fascinating…

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