Nominated for an incredible eight Golden Horse Awards (Chinese Cinema’s ‘Oscars’), DEAR EX is set to premiere tomorrow night at the Reel Asian International Film Festival tomorrow night in Toronto! The Film, co-directed by Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen is a first-time effort, all the more impressive as they are known for Television work in their native Taiwan. The Writer-Directors are in town to promote the acclaimed Drama starring Taiwanese Television star Roy Chiu who also came for the occasion. Chiu also is nominated for Best Actor. While the fate of the Film has yet to be revealed with the Awards taking place next weekend, Toronto audiences are in for a treat.
DEAR EX centers on a woman who loses her husband, only to discover that her husband designated his lover Jay (played by Chiu) as the beneficiary of his life insurance. Ready to do battle for the inheritance, her son finds himself siding with his father’s lover. The Film raises important and timely questions about acceptance as same-sex relationships and LGBTQ rights are at the forefront of discussion in Taiwan.