Program

AMPHETAMINE

Scud / Hong Kong / 2010 / 97 min / Cantonese, English, Mandarin with English subtitles / color / digital

Description

Panorama competition, 2010 Berlin Film Festival
Closing night film, 2010 Hong Kong International Film Festival

As swimming instructor expert Kafka (Byron Pang) is breaking up with his girlfriend at a Hong Kong cafe, he shares a lingering glance with handsome David (Thomas Price), a finance hotshot in the city on business. Quickly, David falls for Kafka and pursues him aggressively, even when Kafka tells him he’s straight and they can never be together. After several adrenaline-laced adventures, their love for each other grows despite the hurdles, including Kafka’s drug addiction and mental afflictions. Ultimately, their addiction to love proves just as dangerous as the drugs they use to explore their relationship.

Known for themes usually deemed too controversial for Hong Kong cinema -- including gay nudity -- filmmaker Scud (aka Danny Cheng Wan-Cheung) paints a striking, stylized visual portrait full of panoramic views, a high-octane color palette, and Scud’s unique brand of cinematography. Anchored by two convincing lead performances, AMPHETAMINE explores love in Hong Kong’s fast lane, as the speed limits of passion are tested. – Michael Chen

Co-presented by: Guys Like Us, Long Yang Club of SD, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

Credits


  • Director: Scud
  • Producer: Scud
  • Writer: Scud
  • Cast: Bryon Pang, Thomas Price, Winnie Leung

Screenings

October 28, 2011 9:00 pm
Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas

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