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Splendid Float (Zero Chou, 2004) Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh 2001

A beautiful queer film, poetic, expressive, moving, with musical interludes of loss, longing & return interspersed throughout the narrative. Roy is a Taoist priest by day, a drag queen entertainer by night. One magical evening, on the road, he meets a gorgeous fisherman, Sunny, and falls madly in love. But Sunny leaves without saying a word. It’s only when he’s hired to summon back a spirit for burial, that Roy/Rose discovers his love has drowned. Will he now return to him? We discuss this plus the film’s many dualities, the fluidity of its gender representations, the beauty of its imagery and much more in the accompanying podcast.

The podcast my also be listened to on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2zWZ7Egdy6xPCwHPHlOOaT

and on itunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/first-impressions-thinking-aloud-about-film/id1548559546

The full Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh program can be accessed here

Below, some images from the film (sadly not of best quality but it will give you an idea of the compositions):

This is the interview with Zero Chou Richard mentions in the podcast: INTERVIEW: Director Zero Chou’s Latest Project Films in LGBT Sensitive Cities

I’m eager to see more films from Zero Chou,


José Arroyo