Inside the Chinese Closet
Netherlands | 2016 | 70 minutes | Color | DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 171205
"Amazing in its depiction of how LGBT thirtysomethings are still suffocated by traditional expectations that they will marry and have kids, and the lengths they go to fulfil those expectations."
"It offers an up-close look and personal view of how the LGBT community is coping in a country which still holds traditional values very much at its hearts."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Human Rights Watch Film Festival
- International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
- Durban International Film Festival
- One World Film Festival
- Ambulante Film Festival
- MIX Copenhagen
- Berlinale Film Festival
- Visions du Reel Film Festival
- Thessaloniki Film Festival
- London LGBT Film Festival
- Doc Edge Film Festival
- Dok Fest Germany
- This Human World Austria
Sophia Luvarà received her MSc with merit in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Turin, where she also studied for a PhD in Cancer Research, but in 2007 she discontinued her studies and moved to London to follow her passion for documentary filmmaking.
In 2008, she attended the Documentary Filmmaking course at the London Film Academy and subsequently directed a number of independent documentaries, including: THE GREAT MAFIA ORANGE SQUEEZE (2011, UK/Italy), about African immigrants who rioted against 'Ndrangheta mafia oppression in a small town in the South of Italy. THE ROAD TO FUREIDIS (2011, UK), about Arab Israeli women, who receive training to increase their self-confidence and employability. In 2013, Sophia spent two weeks embedded with soldiers on duty in Afghanistan for the MTV documentary SOLDATI - MISSIONE AFGANISTAN. (5/17)