Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Moneyboys
Feature Film, AT/FR/TW/BE 2021, Farbe, 120 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2022

Director, Script: C.B. Yi
Cast: Kai Ko, Chloe Maayan, Yufan Bai, J.C. Lin
Camera: Jean-Louis Vialard
Editor: Dieter Pichler
Location Sound: Yun Xie-Loussignian
Music: Yun Xie-Loussignian
Sounddesign: Karim Weth, Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson
Production Design: Huei-Li Liao
Costumes: Zoe Wang
Additional Credits: Dramaturgische Beratung: Bernadette Weigel u. a.
Producers: Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Guillaume de la Boulaye, Patrick Mao Huang, André Logie
Production: KGP Filmproduktion GmbH
Co-production: Zorba Productions (FR) Flash Forward Entertainment (TW) Panache Productions & La Cie Cinematographique (BE)

 

Flawless pictorial compositions, a life of contrasts: Fei, who is nearly thirty years old, earns his money as an escort for wealthy clients in a city. He supports his family in the countryside, however, they are ashamed of him. Romanticized nostalgia and cool social realism are two poles between which director C. B. Yi calibrates his melancholic and laconic, already multiple award-winning tale about progress and alienation.