Drifting Flowers

08/06/2009
  |  Buy to Own: 08/06/2009
  |  96 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Zero Chou directs this Taiwanese drama telling three interrelated stories of gay love. Pai Chih-Ying stars in the first segment as eight-year-old May, who lives with her blind older sister Jing (Serena Fang). When Jing introduces May to the flamboyant Diego (Chao Yi-Lan), May becomes jealous of the bond between the two women and takes actions that will rupture her sisterly bond with Jing forever. In the second story, an old woman called Lily (Lu Yi-Ching) is suffering from Alzheimer's. Many years earlier, she married a gay man, Yen (Sam Wang), an act designed to mask the homosexuality of both parties. Now Yen, officially Lily's next of kin, turns up to secure her release from hospital - but brings problems of his own along with him. The third segment focuses again on the character of Diego (Chao Yi-Lan again), this time chronicling her teenage years. Diego's parents run a puppet theatre that has come under threat from new, racier forms of entertainment. When a travelling vaudeville show comes to town starring the younger Lily (Herb Hsu), Diego falls for both the show and its lead, causing much concern for her traditionally-minded mother.

Contains moderate sex references and one use of strong language
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