Ray Yeung Opens Closet With New Film at Asian Project Market
Writer/director Ray Yeung was reading about Hong Kong men in the 60-70 age group that were married and in the closet and decided to interview some of them. The interviews crystallized into the screenplay for “Suk Suk,” one of the projects vying for coin at the Busan Asian Project Market.
The film will follow two men in their twilight years who must choose between their love for each other and the families they have nurtured.
Yeung’s first feature, “Cut Sleeve Boys,” premiered at Rotterdam in 2006, won best feature at the Outfest Fusion Festival in Los Angeles and a best actor trophy for Chowee Leow at the Madrid LGBT Film Festival. His second feature, “Front Cover,” won a slew of awards including best screenplay for Yeung at the FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival 2016, the audience award at the Boston Asian American Film Festival and the jury award for best domestic feature at the Outflix Film Festival. It received a theatrical release by Strand in the U.S. and Edko in Hong Kong. Yeung is also the chairman of the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.