Two taiwanese girls, Ron and May, are living in Berlin. As Ron’s birthday approaches, the different love that they feel for each other places them in front of a meaningful change.
Inspired by the love poem ”A Birthday,” by Christina Rossetti, the film takes place close to the Birthday of Ron, a nineteen-years-old girl who is deeply in love with May, her best friend. A short time after Ron moves from Taipei, May decides to join her in Berlin.
The love between them is strong but contrasting: Ron doesn’t openly tell May her feelings but May is conscious of what she represents to her friend.
Nevertheless she keeps enjoying her life, taking all she can from Ron until she takes too much.
Her choices lead both girls to face who they are and how they might live life to the fullest.
You can now watch the film The Birthday on Hoopla: hoopladigital.com/title/11793489
Next Screening(Official Selection): Mix Mexico May 2016
Short Film - Germany (2014) -
World Premiere TGLFF (Italy) Official Selection
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ShanghaiPRIDE Nominated for the best cinematography and sound/music
FRAMELINE (San Francisco) Official Selection
Cinemadamare (Italy) Official Selection
Libercine (Buenos Aires) Official Selection
Micgenero (Mexico) Official Selection
Lesbisch Schwule FIlmtage Hamburg Official Selection( German Premiere)
Outwest Film Fest (Usa)Official Selection
Bejing Queer Film Festival Official Selection
RENCONTRES DES CINEMAS D'EUROPE (France)Screening
QueerStreifen(Germany) Official Selection
Florence Queer Film Festival (Italy) Official Selection
El lugar sin Limites (Ecuador) Official Selection
Ljubjana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival(Slovenja) Official Selection
Sardinia Queer Festival- 2015
Ackerstadt Palast (Berlin) Screening- 2016
Boddinale, Loophole(Berlin)- 2016
Mix Mexico Official Selection -2016
Rio Gender & Sexuality Film Festival Official Selection 2016
LesBiGayTrans Festival International de Cine Asuncion Paraguay Official Selection 2016
Femart Festival- Official Selection- Premiere in Kosovo (Pristina)- 2016
Finalist Official selection CreActive International Film Festival/ Category Debut Short Film for IOFF 2016
Fiati Corti Competition 2017
Wolf Kino (Berlin) Open Film Mic 2018
Written, Directed and Edited by Daniela Lucato
Starring: Vivian Jung Chang, Yung-Ching Chiu
DOP: Fábio Mota
Gaffer/Boom Operator: Brian Pertti
Sound Design: Kolloagency
Music Producer:Jacopo Vannini
Music by: Miss Natasha Enquist - Lost brand - Edwina & Deko - Bias -GolemInLove
Music Trailer: Miss Natasha Enquist