Alifu, The Prince/ss
“Who am I? Who are we? What should a boy or a girl be like?”
Alifu is a 25-year-old man who works at a salon in the city. However, as the only son of an aboriginal tribal chief, he is torn between realizing his dream of becoming a woman and inheriting the chief position handed down by his father.
Pei-zhen, a lesbian and Alifu’s best friend. Sherry, a trans woman and the owner of a drag queen bar. Chris a drag queen who keeps this secret from his girlfriend. Their life stories intertwined, yet between different genders and sexual orientations, the only common ground is love.
Length: 97 min
Director: Wang Yu-lin
Producer: Liu Ji-gang, Gene Yao
Cast: Utjung Tjakivalid, Bamboo Chen, Cheng Jen-shuo
Awards: 54th Golden Horse Awards Best Supporting Actor, 30th Tokyo Film Festival Asian Future Competition
Language: English subtitles
Text source and photocredit: Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival