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THE SILK AND THE FLAME M18
Advisory: Homosexual referencesDirector: Jordan Schiele
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2018
Duration: 87 minLanguage: In Mandarin with English subtitles

Nearing forty and still single, Yao returns to his familial home in provincial China for Chinese New Year to visit his deaf-mute mother and invalid father, whose dying wish is to see his son wedded to the right woman - but Yao secretly wishes to marry the right man instead.

A quietly affecting documentary shot in a stark yet mesmerising black & white, THE SILK AND THE FLAME is an intimate portrait of family, tradition and the struggle against conformity.