(From left) Bai Run-yin, Chen Shu-fang and Mo Tzu-yi in a still from Dear Tenant (category IIB; Mandarin), directed by Cheng Yu-chieh.
(From left) Bai Run-yin, Chen Shu-fang and Mo Tzu-yi in a still from Dear Tenant (category IIB; Mandarin), directed by Cheng Yu-chieh.

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Dear Tenant movie review: a gay man suffers in Taiwanese family drama

  • For five years, Lin has taken care of the son and mother of his late partner, but her death sees him feel the weight of familial and societal prejudice
  • The Taiwan-set story is engaging, but told through flashbacks when it would have made compelling courtroom drama, and undermined by its nagging implausibility

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
(From left) Bai Run-yin, Chen Shu-fang and Mo Tzu-yi in a still from Dear Tenant (category IIB; Mandarin), directed by Cheng Yu-chieh.
(From left) Bai Run-yin, Chen Shu-fang and Mo Tzu-yi in a still from Dear Tenant (category IIB; Mandarin), directed by Cheng Yu-chieh.
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