Tuesday, September 27, 2022

2020 Taiwanese film Dear Tenant (親愛的房客) in Pittsburgh on September 30, part of SCREENSHOT: Asia Film Festival.

The 2020 Taiwanese film Dear Tenant (親愛的房客) will play in Pittsburgh on September 30, part of this year's SCREENSHOT: Asia Film Festival.
Winner of three Golden Horse awards including Best Leading Actor for Mo Tzu-Yi, the film tells the story of Mr. Lin, an apartment tenant who tends to the daily needs of the elderly apartment owner and helps look after her orphaned nine-year-old grandson, whom he has legally adopted. When the boy’s uncle returns from overseas and charges him with using the adoption as pretext to secure the deeds to the apartment, a troubled past is brought to light. Suffused with melancholy, tenderness, and a sense of the daily rhythms of metropolitan Taiwan, Dear Tenant dramatizes the continued challenges faced by queer couples despite the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2019 and serves as a showcase for Mo’s subtle, heartbreaking performance.
It will play at the Harris Theater in downtown's Cultural District (map) from 8:30 pm. Tickets are available online, though Pitt affiliates with valid university cards can enter for free.

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