My Dear

Synopsis

My Dear is a self-reflective documentary about the will of a young Chinese director to express his own sexual identity in Europe.

Bio-filmography of the director

姚子龙 aka Aragon Yao, is a Chinese filmmaker who was born in a small town in central China. After his graduation in 2021 in Film & TV Art and Technology from Shanghai Film Academy, he started his career as cinematographer, editor and colorist. In 2016, after working with the argentinian director Mauro Andrizzi in the film “Una Novia de Shanghai”, Aragon left China and started the European Erasmus Joint Master Doc Nomads (with studies in Portugal, Belgium and Hungary). Since then, he has been traveling and dedicated himself to documentary filmmaking. He wants to focus on social topics to discover new stories and share them with the use of creative approaches. MY DEAR is his first feature length documentary.

Director's note

A common impression of Chinese people in the eyes of others, especially in the past, is that we are introverted and don’t like to express ourselves. This stereotype does exist and it’s very true even till now. Coming from a small town in China, marriage has its own proper timeline and schedule: boys should get married from 22 to 26, girls should get married from 20 to 24, boys should become a father at the age of 26 to 28 and if it’s a son it will be even better. Although situations have been changing in China during these years especially in big cities, however, most unopen gay men in China would still face a severe problem when becoming 25, "why don’t you find a girl and get married?".

Cast

Aragon Yao, Asim Amjad, Marcell Harhai, Lady Dömper, Mary Lou, Betty Blue




Crew

Director: Aragon Yao Cinematography: Aragon Yao Editors: Mário Gajo de Carvalho; Aragon Yao; Agnes Meng; Kopal Joshy Sound Mixing: Mário Gajo de Carvalho Music: Bálint Magyar Make Up: Dye Lu, Nino Gogua Shadowplay: Aragon Yao; Dye Lu Producer: Mário Gajo de Carvalho



Datasheet

Image: 16x9  /  Sound: Stereo   /  Format: HD   /  Documentary




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