ALL Club(2F 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu)
Tales of the Lost Boys
Two young men, who feel like they’ve lost themselves, give each other support. and through the process of exploration develop true emotions towards each other.
Two young men, with completely different experiences and backgrounds, aspire to find the same thing: a sense of identity, regardless of sexual orientation.
After Screening Talk
Mx. Jayson Pilapil Jacobo, professor at the Ateneo de Manila University and Ms. Celina Hung, Assistant Professor of Literature at NYU Shanghai will be joining us for the after screening talk.
Mx. Jayson Pilapil Jacobo is a member of the Film Desk of the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines and co-founding editor of Queer Southeast Asia: A Literary Journal of Transgressive Art. Ms. Celina Hung’s study focuses on Chinese migrant and diasporic networks and gender and sexuality studies.
Tales of the Lost Boys
Joselito Altarejos, 2017，91min， Taiwan/ Philippines
Film Language： English/Mandarin/Tagalog/Atayal
Tale of the Lost Boys is a story of a friendship between two men—Alex the Filipino
and Jerry the Taiwanese aborigine. Alex arrived in Taipei from Manila. He met Jerry and soon realized Jerry’s homosexuality. Nonetheless, they became fast friends and decided to go on a road trip to Yilan, the northeast of Taiwan and where Jerry’s hometown is. Alex’s mother left him for Taiwan for work when he was little. They hadbeen out of touch for a long time. Jerry stayed away from home for being gay. He couldn’t live a fake life but was tormented by feeling exiled. The trip made them connect and reconnect with their respective mothers and realize a certain sense of identity.
Panel Discussion Guests
Celina Hung is Assistant Professor of Literature at NYU Shanghai. She teaches Sinophone and Anglophone literatures, Chinese migrant and diasporic networks, Asian cinemas, and gender and sexuality studies.
Jayson Pilapil Jacobo is a member of the Film Desk of the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines. They has been writing criticism since 2004 and is preparing their first anthology of film criticism, to be published by Balangiga Press in 2018. They holds the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, through the J. William Fulbright Foundation Scholarship, and teaches literature, cinema, popular culture, and theory and criticism at the Departments of Filipino and English in the School of Humanities of the Ateneo de Manila University. They is co-founding editor of Queer Southeast Asia: A Literary Journal of Transgressive Art.