Red Light Revolution (M18) – ENCORE!1 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Red Light Revolution (M18)
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011, 5.30pm
ONE SCREENING ONLY
Following a successful box office at the 2011 Singapore International Film Festival, Sinema brings you an encore of Red Light Revolution. Let’s take a humourous look at Chinese tradition colliding with modern sexual values. It is the story of an ordinary Beijinger who opens an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood.
Directed by Sam Voutas
China | Mockumentary | 2010 | 91 mins | Mandarin with English subtitles | M18
Shunzi, like many men of his generation, is a hard worker who simply can’t afford to provide the type of life his spouse desires. When he is fired from his cab company, his wife promptly leaves him and throws him out of the house he bought her. With nowhere else to go, Shunzi returns to his parents’ traditional courtyard home for solace. As money pressures rise, Shunzi’s parents urge him to forget about “face” and take any job that will have him. So, unbeknownst to his family, Shunzi decides to step behind China’s new “red curtain” and secretly open an adult shop.
But when the neighborhood watch discovers that Shunzi has been operating without a permit, Shunzi faces the threat of losing everything. Shunzi and his neighbours have a choice: accept defeat, or fight for the shop that has unexpectedly united the community.
Selected Film Festivals:
Tallgrass Film Festival ““ October 21, 2011
Comedy Cluj International Film Festival, Romania ““ October 17, 2011
NOMINATED: Best Film
Friars Club Comedy Film Festival ““ October 16, 2011
WINNER ““ Jury Award, Best International Feature
Kansas International Film Festival ““ October 4, 2011
Newport Beach International Film Festival ““ May 3, 2011
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival ““ May 4, 2011