18.00 Uhr

TAIPEILOVE* Screening & Talk with director Lucie Liu

Taiwan Lecture Series

Lucie Liu, Berlin-based filmmaker, and Frederike Schneider-Vielsäcker, Universität Heidelberg, Institut für Sinologie / CATS

As part of the Taiwan Lecture Series (, we will be talking with filmmaker Lucie Liu about her documentary TAIPEILOVE* and the current situation of LGBTQ+ people in Taiwan. The documentary will be available one week prior to the talk for individual screening.

The Screening & Talk event is open to everyone, who registers before July 6th. To register please send an e-mail to
Registered participants will receive a link to screen the film one week prior to the talk, as well as the link to join the talk and discussion with Lucie Liu.

TAIPEILOVE* depicts the perception of homosexuality in the Taiwanese society and its fight for same-sex marriage. The film deals with the questions: How free, safe and happy can gays and lesbians live in Taiwan? How do their families and friends react to their coming-out? What role do religion, societal and cultural expectations play? The protagonists Sarah, Kevin and David provide intimate perspectives and answer these questions in a heartwarming way.
In May 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, TAIPEILOVE* was released one month later. It premiered in Berlin with the Taiwanese ambassador and Volker Beck present. As it is the first film worldwide to cover the topic in-depth, it received quite some recognition. It has been invited to festivals and screenings in Taiwan, London, Berlin, San Diego, Tel Aviv, Geneva, Yangon, Vienna, and Seoul (where it has won the award for best documentary).

Munich-born filmmaker Lucie Liu (b. 1993) directed and produced the award-winning documentary TAIPEILOVE*. She studied Political Science in Freiburg and Madrid and will soon receive her M.A. in Communication in Social and Economic Contexts from Berlin University of the Arts. Lucie Liu currently lives in Berlin and works as a freelancer for ZEIT ONLINE. Her second film is in the making.

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