华夏风情画 CHINESE PANORAMA
Take the Bad with the Good
Hong Kong. Joly TSE
Hong Kong｜2020 | Drama｜94 mins | NC16 (性相关语及些许粗俗语言Sexual References and Some Coarse Language)
Subtitles: 中英文字幕 English & Chinese subtitles
Director: 谢乐儿 Joly TSE
Premiere Status: 国际首映 International Premiere
WONG He, Birdy WONG, Brenda CHAN
Kayan is a wheelchair user; she was disabled at a young age. After returning to Hong Kong from the UK, she works as a social worker at a secondary school. Kayan contests the Principal’s views on human rights, sexual rights, gender discrimination and sex education.
The two argue incessantly, leaving no room for conciliation. The idea of sex is often unwittingly ridiculed by students’ ignorance, which indicates Hong Kong sex education is still lagging far behind. Outside work time, Kayan relentlessly campaigns for the sexual rights of the disabled.
Yet, her advocacy efforts are only answered by assaults and discrimination; for “Sex” being a taboo has been deeply ingrained in Chinese society. Kayan meets Tim at school. Tim, who is also a wheelchair user, shares a similar view with other disabled people, that “Love” is a big luxury and a prohibited thought. Suffering from sexual dysfunction, Tim retreats and refuses to love.