Coming Soon to Virtual Cinema
Premieres Wednesday, February 10
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY RAY YEUNG
It’s not unusual for three generations to share small living quarters in Hong Kong. But close physical proximity doesn’t necessarily translate into understanding or compassion. Two aging gay men carve out precarious realities for themselves in Ray Yeung’s understated, subtle, documentary-like drama. TWILIGHT’S KISS has been praised by critics for straightforward, strong performances by the two principals (Ben Yuen and Tai-Bo), both playing married men who’ve led closeted lives.
Presented with support from the R.G. Rifkind Foundation Endowment for Queer Cinema.
HONG KONG 2020 92 MINS. IN CANTONESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES STRAND RELEASING
Virtual Cinema program supported by the Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation.
“(An) endearing and quietly angry gay twilight romance. A moving portrait… delicately rendered and quietly affecting. (The director’s) most accomplished, mature film to date… The film’s best moments are its quietest ones…refreshingly honest in its small tragedies and razor-sharp in its criticism of ongoing discrimination, be it based on age or sexuality. The two performances have a dignified, lived-in, believable chemistry that gives their moments of intimacy extra emotional heft.”
– Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter
“Poignant. Incorporates documentary-like elements. Strong performances by veterans Tai Bo and Ben Yuen make the protagonists’ struggle concrete and affecting. Yeung depicts their growing intimacy in tender scenes. (His) sympathetic and non-judgmental screenplay is full of smartly observed, naturalistic moments.”
– Alissa Simon, Variety
“(A) gentle, bittersweet romance. Yeung’s sensitive film captures the quotidian aspects of lives that undergo deep yet profoundly subtle changes. Speaks volumes about loneliness and aging.”
– Gary M. Kramer, Gay City News