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My Fair Son
My Fair Son
Actors: Wang Junrui, Wang Weiming, Yu Bo, Wang Guifeng, Li Ziqiang
Director: Cui Zi'en
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2009     1hr 32min

A father and son test the binds of family — From ground breaking gay Chinese film maker Cui Zi en (Feeding Boys, Ayaya, Star Appeal) comes a tender and touching tale about a father and son trying to reconcile their separate...  more »


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Actors: Wang Junrui, Wang Weiming, Yu Bo, Wang Guifeng, Li Ziqiang
Director: Cui Zi'en
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Water Bearer Films
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/12/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Chinese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 03/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""My Fair Son"


Amos Lassen

New from WaterBearer comes Cui Zi'en's "My Fair Son", the story of a father and son who struggle to reconcile their separate lives.
Ray returns to live with his father after having been raised by his grandfather. He finds himself unhappy, angry and disconnected over his father's hard line attitude and middle class way of life. He decides to go to art school and it is there that he meets a student with whom he begins a relationship. When his father finds him naked and in bed with another man, he realizes that he must come to terms with his own feelings about homosexuality which is something to which he had never given much thought.
Ray later meets on his father's top employees and the two become involved almost immediately. Ray falls deeply on love but the other man is married. Of course there are problems--how will the two get together and what will Ray's father feel about this.
Cui Zi'en gives is a look at a different China then we usually see. As Ray and his father test the bonds of family, we experience the turmoil of both men. The photography is lush and beautiful and the look at gay life in China is intense. The key issue of familial respect that is such a part of Chinese culture takes on a completely different face in "My Fair Son".
Gay Life In China
Alan K. Weeks | Los Angeles, CA USA | 08/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I guess Gay life in China is just emerging from the shadows. This movie I understand is one of the first Gay moives. It is all very tastefully done and kind of shy but it gets it's point across. It shows the sadder side of that life. Two ships passing each other at sea.
Nice looking people but the father is not much to be admired. I am glad I bought it. As
time goes on the Chinese movies may get bolder.