Director: Starr Wu
Cast: Jr Ji, Aric Chen, Golden Elephant, Etsen Chen, Who C.
Run-time: 1 hour 46 min
Language: Chinese, with Romanian and English subtitles
THE STORY OF THE STONE tells the story of gay life in the modern city of Taipei in Taiwan. The story has been adapted from the classical novel of the same name, adapting the characters and events from the original story to life at the Red House in Taipei’s Ximending area.
The film avoids focusing on moral issues and in making any judgments. It displays an honest and natural depiction. It depicts gay life in Taipei and delves into the chaos and beauty of life in Taipei, as well as exploring despair, reincarnation and hope.
São Paulo International Film Festival – São Paulo, Brazil, 2018
Taiwan Film Festival Sydney – Sydney, Australia, 2018 – Audience Award
QFest Houston – Texas, United States, 2018
InDPanda International Film Festival – Hong Kong, 2018
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival – Taipei, Taiwan, 2018
DC Chinese Film Festival – Washington, United States, 2018
International Queer Film Festival Merlinka – Belgrade, Serbia, 2018
International Queer & Migrant Film Festival – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018
Formosa Festival of International Filmmaker – Taiwan, 2018
Scottish Queer International Film Festival – Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2018