Chinese Sexuality, Subverted, in Taxi Stories
The new film Taxi Stories, from acclaimed writer-director Doris Yeung, tells the intersecting tales of three contemporary Asians — a closeted Beijing taxi driver, a pregnant Hong Kong trophy wife, and a Jakarta slum kid, all trying to connect with each other despite the constraints of their social class. It stars acting legend Petrina Fung Bobo (considered the Bette Davis of Hong Kong), Indonesian singer-actress Shanty, and rising star Corallin Cao.
The film will have its U.S. premiere Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Yeung and other guests are scheduled to attend. Watch the trailer here and get tickets to the screening at MOCA.