Ryan is a gay Chinese-American who’s done everything to distance himself from his heritage, and his migrant upbringing in New York City, resulting in him landing his ultra-hip and cool dream job of celebrity stylist. But as luck would have it, he’s assigned to a new client who turns out to be Ning, a closeted Chinese actor who demands a Chinese stylist and dismisses Ryan’s Western styling approach. Their inevitable clash of egos and opinions makes for a rocky start, but as the pair work together, they grow closer and come to understand one another in unexpected ways.
Once Ryan discovers Ning’s repressed homosexuality, their friendship turns into an undeniably heated attraction. Faced with sudden, strong feelings, they’re both made to question the real reasons they hide their true selves and what they’re willing to risk for a shot at true happiness. Can Ryan finally unite his past with his present? And can Ning let go of his fears of being found out for who he really is? A romantic dramedy, overflowing with charm, humility and warmth, Front Cover balances light-heartedness with authenticity in a mature, nuanced work.
"When Ray Yeung is asked – and it happens often – why he "makes gay films", the filmmaker and lawyer wants to shoot back with: "why do you make straight films?" But he’ll bite his tongue – his films do the talking." - South China Morning Post
Filmmaker guests: Ray Yeung and Chowee Leow
Join Ray Yeung and Chowee Leow discussing current trends in LGBTIQ cinema with other visiting filmmakers at the event Industry Forum - Trends in LGBTIQ Cinema.
Screens with (Only at Events Cinemas George Street):
Céad Ghrá (First Love)
Directed by Brian Deane
Ireland; Irish with English subtitles
A nostalgic coming of age story about two best friends that set out on a quest in pursuit of their first crush.