The Cage

77 minutes. Camera&Direction: Lior Shamriz


In this pseudo-noir story, a tale of a man coming back to their troubled home-town becomes a meditation on the queer body and the geography of identity. I felt I had to take the story in this film away from its original setting and plant it in another land in order to maintain its integrity in an age of prevelant “pink washing” and “art washing”. The film’s unique language is the result of a special production method that included about 40 actors from Korea, Taiwan and Japan working in a process of improvisations and script. Actors improvised in their native tongues, since the sound was muted and replaced with music and narration.  The result offers a new interpretation of ironic anti-camp artifice.

DIRECTOR STATEMENT is here. Presskit and credit list here.Produced by Spektakulativ Pictures, Liav Shamriz & Ruth Martin, Studio Nandashii, Heng-Chieh Lee, Bbooks Av

Produced with support from Geumcheon Seoul Art Space, Taipei Artist Village, iPix Taipei and crowdfunding:  Itay Schiff, Ursula Hueffer, Guillaume Cailleau, Caitlin H Adams, Paul Outlaw, Amnon Friedman, Paula Eichhorn, Stephen J Andrews, Anett Vietzke, Maya Kenig, Nina Fig, Ruth Teresa Martin De La Calle And Liav Shamriz, Avi Evan, Ron Naiweld, Bc Jiny 22, Sylbee Kim, Sander Houtkruijer, Sammy Loren, Teodora Stepancic, Mark Rappaport, Martin Schneider, Brian Getnick, Elwira Hiera, Aline Bo,  Cho Eun Chung, Rasi Levinas

The Cagefrom spektakulativon Vimeo.

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