The fake marriage fair is a chance for LGBTI people to find a husband or wife of the opposite sex who finds themselves in the same predicament - gay and needing to find a fake spouse.
This is an honest look at the pressures faced by LGBTI people in a country in which homosexuality is legal but very far from being accepted. It is clear from watching that as the rest of the world begins to legalise same-sex marriage, traditional concepts of family and marriage dominate Chinese society.
The concepts of marriage and family are explored deeply in the film and both Andy and Cherry recognise that their potential fake husband or wife will need to not only be approved by their parents but fulfill certain duties expected of them. Then comes children, both in their early thirties, this adds an even more complicated expectation to the mix.
Filmmaker Sophia Luvara explores a story that is not her own and does so effortlessly. An objective observer, the film presents viewers with the stories, an insight into the very real situation of both Andy and Cherry, without making any judgements.
Definitely worth a watch, check it out at the Documentary Edge Festival.
Wellington 4-15 May, Roxy Cinema, Miramar
Auckland 18-29 May, Q Theatre Auckland CBD