'Your Name Engraved Herein': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Taiwanese LGBTQ film
'Your Name Engraved Herein' is scheduled to release on Netflix in the US on December 23
'Your Name Engraved Herein' is a Taiwanese LGBTQ film that received five Golden Horse Award Nominations. It also happens to be the highest-grossing LGBTQ film in Taiwan.
'Your Name Engraved Herein' is scheduled to release in the US on December 23 and can be streamed on Netflix.
'Your Name Engraved Herein' according to Netflix, is about two high school boys in an all-male boarding school exploring their friendship and genuine love for each other against the backdrop of the 1980s when Taiwan recently lifted its strict martial law, amid a transition from conservative society to become the most LGBTQ-friendly country in Asia. When the boarding school begins admitting females, their relationship faces an ultimate test with the emergence of a schoolgirl.
The film stars Tseng Jing-Hua and Edward Chen in the lead roles of Birdy Wang and Chang A Han respectively. Speaking of their roles in the film, the actors said, "Love has no boundaries, regardless of your nationality, race, or gender. Hopefully, after watching this film, viewers can all find their path to love."
Tseng Jing-Hua's breakout role happens to be the 2020 drama 'Detention' in which he played a supporting role after which he also gained attention for his portrayal of Birdy in 'Your Name Engraved Herein'. Edward Chen, on the other hand, has previously worked in another boy-love drama called 'Red Balloon' in which he played the lead role. He will next be seen in 'Who Killed The Good Man' in which he is expected to play a supporting character.
'Your Name Engraved Herein' is directed by Patrick Liu, who speaking about the release of the film on Netflix said in a press statement, "I hope viewers can relate to LGBTQ community’s feeling of genuine affection and heartaches that are just as susceptible as everyone else. I look forward to sparking more discussions across Asia. It is my hope to erase discrimination and heal the world with more love and acceptance. As the film will stream globally soon, I am curious about viewers' response to this film."
The film sees an older man reminiscing about his past as he recalls a friend from his high school days in 1987 called Birdy. He tells us that the tale is about one boy and another crazy boy. The two get close during their time in school and their relationship progresses but only until a girl enters the equation. A misunderstanding between the friends results in anger and betrayal. Do they manage to repair the rift? The movie will tell us that!
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