Queer Screens

  Wong Kar-wai's 'Happy Together'

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Queen's Building - Queen's Building, Queen's Drive

29th January 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Running time: (film) 96 min

Age: 15+

Screening of Wong Kar-wai's 1997 film

Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)
Queens Building
University of Exeter
Queens Drive

Nominated for the Palme d'Or and winner of the Best Director award at Cannes, Happy Together tells the story of Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing, who arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift. A disillusioned Yiu-Fai starts working at a tango bar to save up for his trip home. When a beaten and bruised Po-Wing reappears, Yiu-Fai is empathetic but is unable to enter a more intimate relationship. After all, Po-Wing is not ready to settle down. Yiu-Fai now works in a Chinese restaurant and meets the youthful Chang from Taiwan. Yiu-Fai's life takes on a new spin, while Po-Wing's life shatters continually in contrast.

Part of Queer Screens, a series of LGBTQ+ films programmed and introduced by Dr Joao Florencio (Art History and Visual Culture)

Free entry. No booking necessary.

Contact: j.florencio@exeter.ac.uk