With Hong Kong relaxing its social distancing rules, we can expect more events coming up to lead the Pride Month celebrations in June. And one of the best ways to celebrate the occasion is to watch some inspiring LGBTQ+ movies.
Ahead, we're listing the best Asian LGBTQ+ movies to watch during Pride Month. Whether it’s from South Korea, India or Taiwan, these movies have been lauded for portraying themes including gender identity, sexual expression and queer relationships.
Happy Together (1997), Hong Kong
This 1997 classic by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai is regarded as one of the best LGBTQ+ films in the New Queer Cinema movement.
It follows Lai (Tony Leung) and his boyfriend Ho (Leslie Cheung) as they arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong, hoping for a better life. Soon, their relationship becomes rocky. Lai meets Chang (Chen Chang) and begins to have a change of heart.