Hailed as "a rare film from Hong Kong, wise and profound" by the 2001 Hong Kong International Film Festival, The Map of Sex and Love explores history past and present, and love gay and straight through three interrelated stories - Rubber Band, Belgrade, and Nazi Gold. In Rubber Band, a gay dancer is advised to heal his perversity by snapping a rubber band against his wrist. In Belgrade, a girl has a traumatic revelation while travelling in Eastern Europe; and in Nazi Gold, a filmmaker has an eerie encounter with an aftermath of the Third Reich in Macau. A tongue-in-cheek look at Hong Kong's Disney as well as a homage to Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) by the late Jean-Dominique Bauby, Evans Chan's film maps the secrets of history and the human heart with a true cartographer's eyes. Bernardo Chow, Cherie Ho, and Victor Ma, who received a nomination for The Best Supporting Actor at the Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival, give riveting performances.
FESTIVAL HISTORY: Moscow, Seattle, London Gay and Lesbian, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Jeonju (Korea), Cinemanila, Cinemaya (New Delhi), Singapore, Taiwan Golden Horse, and San Francisco Asian film festivals.
香港/美國 Hong Kong/USA 2001 彩色 Col 35mm 130mins