By Sophia LUVARÀ


LGBT - Completed 2015

Inside The Chinese Closet shows/follows homosexuals Andy and Cherry in their struggle to do things the right way during a desperate attempt to meet their parents’ expectations.

& Awards

IDFA 2015
Dutch Documentary
BFI Flare 2016
Berlinale - Panorama 2016
Panorama Dokumente
One World International Human Rigfts Documentary Film Festival 2016
Human Rights Watch London 2016
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016
TEDDY award Paris 2016
Documentary Edge 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • LGBT, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 72 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sophia LUVARÀ
    • Writer(s)
    • Sophia LUVARÀ
    • Producer(s)
    • Iris LAMMERTSMA (Witfilm), Boudewijn KOOLE (Witfilm)
    • Synopsis
    • Andy devotes his days and nights to looking for a lesbian wife of convenience who could possibly bear his child; from online search to underground marriage markets, he is meeting all sorts of girls.
      Cherry has already married a gay man, but the quest for a baby proves to be a far more complex challenge.
      Will Andy and Cherry deny their own happiness and sexual orientation to satisfy their parents’ wishes?
      Inside The Chinese Closet follows Andy and Cherry in their search. Along the way, they clash with their parents’ hopes, their love partners and the partners of convenience. It is through these encounters that the film lays bare the challenges that confront gay people in China today.