Li Cheng talks about his movie that beat The Favourite to win the Queer Lion at Venice Film Festival
With JOSE his sophomore movie shot in Guatemala LiCheng beat out the multi-Oscar nominated The Favourite to win the prestigious Queer Lion at Venice Film Festival.
Cheng co-wrote this remarkable coming-of-age movie with his producer GEORGE F. ROBERSON and they based their script on the hundreds of interviews that they conducted with locals in Guatemala. Against the startling background of this impoverished city which ranks as the second most dangerous in the world. 19 year old Luis is looking for love as a way out of his daily drudge.
We talked to Cheng on the eve of the showing of his groundbreaking and powerful #LGBTQ movie at Miami Film Festival.
P.S. You can read our full review at http://c3f.ab6.myftpupload.com/2019/02/jose