Reel Asian is proud to co-present Together at this year’s 21st Annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival!
TOGETHER (ZAI YI QI)
Director Zhao Liang | China 2011 | 83min
Sun May 22, 5:15PM | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2
Together is an intimate and powerful documentary that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Chinese director Gu Changwei’s upcoming feature film, Life is a Miracle, while exposing the discrimination faced by people living with HIV/AIDS in China. Casting two well-known Chinese actors, Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Aaron Kwok, as the leads in his new film, Gu decided to hire people living with HIV/AIDS who could play supporting roles and work as members of the crew. Zhao Liang’s documentary records Gu’s search, but the resulting film provides much more than a glimpse of behind-the-scenes events.