Sophia Luvarà
Sophia Luvarà

Inside the Chinese Closet

With the documentary Inside the Chinese Closet the young Italian director Sophia Luvara tells the intricate tale of Andy and Cherry looking for love and happiness in vibrant Shanghai. They are both homosexual but their families demand a (heterosexual) marriage and a baby from them. Because being single and childless would mean an unacceptable loss of face for their rural families, particularly in the remote countryside where they live.

Will Andy and Cherry deny their happiness and sexual orientation to satisfy their parents' wishes? The stories of Andy and Cherry will mirror the legal and cultural progress that is happening in China against the backdrop of a nation coming to terms with new moral values.

Producer / Production Details
Witfilm in co-production with NTR
Top Awards/Festivals
Berlinale (2016)
IDFA (2015)
Docs Against Gravity Festival (2016)
Docs Barcelona (2016)
DOK.Fest (2016)
Documentary Edge Film Festival (2016)
Human Rights Watch Film Festival (2016)
One World Film Festival (2016)
Thessaloniki Film Festival (2016)
Training Programme
Masterschool 2011