Queerly Beloved:
The Wedding Banquet

Ang Lee

Ang Lee



Taiwan, USA




106 mins

Queerly Beloved: The Wedding Banquet

Filmmaker Ang Lee (Brokeback MountainCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) brings depth and humour to this New York-set comedy of manners. Wai-Tung (Winston Chon) and his boyfriend (Mitchell Lichtenstein) live without a care in the world. Except one small thing: Wai-Tung hasn’t told his Taiwanese parents that he has a boyfriend, or even that he is gay. He agrees to marry struggling artist, Wei-Wei (May Chin), both to grant her a green card and appease his parents. All is grand until his parents announce a trip to America—and their plans to throw an extravagant wedding banquet.


Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.

    • “Humorously but poignantly examines the clash of cultures and generations regarding issues of love, gender, and family.” – The Politic
    • Sweet, perceptive story about the cost of deception.” – Washington Post
    • “This cross‑cultural favourite advanced Lee towards the big leagues.” – Empire

Tue Mar 31, 6:00 pm

1006 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Curatorial Partners

Government Funder

Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival and the single largest promoter and distributor of LGBTQ content in Canada, along with the newly restored historic Toronto cinema Paradise Theatre, are proud to announce a partnership on a new film series entitled ‘Queerly Beloved’, ahead of Inside Out’s upcoming 30th anniversary festival taking place May 21-31. The cinema series, running during March 2020, will showcase eighteen (18) independent and influential queer films at Paradise Theatre, all of which have played an important role in shaping the history and narrative of queer cinema, and challenge norms of gender, sexuality, and desire through storytelling.