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29 Nov 2016

Watch: Taiwanese Short Film ‘Life of Silence’

Tensions between society’s expectations and true happiness are explored in this compelling short film.

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“Life of Silence’ is a somewhat harrowing film that tells the story of three gay men who are entangled in doomed romances.

Director Cheng-Ru Ying told The Huffington Post in a statement that he hopes viewers come away from the film with the understanding that intimate relationships should be based on happiness, rather than social and gender stereotypes.

“I hope that, through the artwork, society could inspect and think about many existed injustices, discriminations, oppressions and sufferings of gender and body that one day could be understood,” Ying said.

Watch a short trailer below and the full movie on Viddsee.

 

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Reader's Comments

1. 2016-11-29 22:57  
Why are so many gay movies about doomed romances, I know it's a common theme but I wouldn't mind seeing a romantic comedy or happily ever after once in a while. These film reinforce the belief that Gay people can't live in happy long term relationships. I am acutely aware that for many social pressures are high and the law is not on thier side but it would be good to demonstrate positive stories as well so that gay people, thier friends and family don't think all gay relationships end in heartache.
Comment edited on 2016-11-29 22:58:05

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