Redefining Family: Dear Tenant Director Live Q&A Panel
“I couldn’t help but reconsider: What constitutes ‘family’? What is ‘normal’?” – Yu-Chieh Cheng
In 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legally recognize same-sex marriage. But at the same time, it also brought together the country’s conservative forces like never before in questioning the legitimacy of “diverse families”.
Dear Tenant is the story of a family that has been pieced together. Perhaps what truly constitutes “family” is not the laws or blood relations that are apparent to us, but that indescribable sense of belonging. Perhaps there is no such thing in the world as “abnormal”; there is only “the normal we do not know”.
Time: Live streaming Sunday, Sept. 19th, 8:00PM
Languages: Mandarin with English interpretation
Director: Yu-Chieh Cheng
Born in Taiwan in 1977, Yu-Chieh Cheng is a director, screenwriter, actor and producer of Taiwanese film and television. The debut film Do Over was at Critic Weeks Venice Film Festival in 2006. Yang Yang, his second film, was invited by Panorama Berlinale in 2009. Panay was the Opening Film at Singapore International Film Festival in 2014. Dear Tenant is his fourth feature film.