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GENTLEMAN SPA

GENTLEMAN SPA

LANGUAGES: Chinese | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 18 min
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

Hao, a chubby gay man, works as a janitor at a gay spa. For him, romantic relationships are an unreachable dream. One day, an attractive customer, Kai, walks into the place, and Hao has the opportunity to massage him. As they talk and get to know each other, they bond. However, things do not go as smoothly as Hao expected…

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: FORCE FILMS CO., LTD.
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

LAI Hao-zhe as Hao
Christopher LUNG as Kai
WANG Ko Yuan as Kevin

MAIN CREDITS

Director: YU Jhi-han
Screenwriter: Bon AN, YU Jhi-han
Producer: Pao-ying CHEN, Jay Lin
Director of Photography: CHEN Chiwen
Sound: Hao-shuan SUN
Editing: YU Jhi-han
Sound Editing: R.T KAO
Music Composer: YO Hsiangchu

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama, LGBTQ, Gay
Sub-genre: Romantic
Language: Chinese
Country of origin: Taiwan
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 18min
Shooting format: 1080P
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Sound format: 44,100 Hz

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

2019 Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival
2019 Frameline43: San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival
2019 Annual Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival
2019 Annual BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival
2019 Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
2019 Out On Film Atlanta's LGBTQ film festival QFest
2019: The 23rd Annual Houston International LGBTQ Film Festival
2019 Annual Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards - Asian New Force Category Finalist Work
2019 Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
2019 MIX COPENHAGEN Film Festival
2019 Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival
2019 Annual Rainbow Reel Tokyo 2019 Annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival
2019 Annual KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
2019 Seoul International PRIDE Film Festival 2019 Taoyuan Film Festival
2019 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Graduated from Shih Hsin University of of Radio, Television and Film.
Known for his short film Nirvana, which was selected by Taipei Film Festival and Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films, YU was also elected as a member of the Golden Horse Film Academy. Apart from his own cinematic work, he’s participated in many feature films as an editor. Having completed Gentleman Spa, he is currently developing his feature screenplays.