"Beyond biological differences, what cultural components, what social obligations are assigned to our gender?" Geneva-born director Stéphane Riethauser spent his whole childhood perpetuating the 'macho' masculinity expected of a heterosexual male. Only after stepping out as gay did he recognise the harmful effects of this gender stereotype on women and the LGBTQ+ community. In this tragi-comic double autobiography, Riethauser compares his journey in activism with the life struggle of his extravagant grandmother as an ambitious and eccentric woman in the 1920s. A stylish and fascinating piece using private archive footage to capture the nuances of gender identity in a patriarchal environment.
The One (22 Nov, 3:55pm)
6-11/F, The ONE, No. 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Broadway Cinematheque (5 Dec, 1:35pm)
Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei,