Taiwan Equals Love 同愛一家

Format: Feature
Sub-format: Documentary
Genre: Coming Out, Family, Gay, Lesbian, Romance
Film length: 90
Countries of Origin: Taiwan
Countries of Filming: Taiwan
Film languages: Chinese Mandarin
Year: 2020
Director: Sophia YEN
Press Kit: Link 1 Link 2

Basic info


★A 4 year in the making documentary featuring real footage of the demonstrations that led to Taiwan becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.


In 2016, the parties of the Taiwan Legislative Yuan submitted drafts on the marriage equality act but were confronted with anti-LGBTQ groups. Meanwhile, three same-sex couples are also facing their own family issues. Tien-Ming and Hsiang have been in love for more than 30 years, but their love is being tested with old-age and illness. Jovi and Mindy spend most of their time protesting for marriage equality, fighting for the rights of Jovi's daughter. A-Gu flew from Macau to live with Shinchi but is now struggling with finances and the pressure to come out to their parents...

Festivals and Awards

★2020 Tokyo International Film Festival-World Focus ★2020 Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival ★2020 Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Sophia YEN