Song Lang

Song Lang

Written by Natalie Ng

"In the strive to tell a ‘nuanced’ story of queer relationships, Song Lang might not reach its full potential but what it does offer is an opportunity to consider what restraint really means in romantic LBGTQ+ storytelling. When I think about some of the best queer romance films in recent years, I think about films like Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden (2016), God’s Own Country (2018) and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019). The connection between two people in these stories often represents hope. Even if the story revolves around something else (a con, like in The Handmaiden), that two people can find an understanding in each other, share something about themselves that no one else has ever discovered—that, in itself, no matter how fleeting, is a moment of freedom. As LGBTQ+ people are often still searching for acceptance in many cultures and societies, hope is something that we often need."

WHY SONG LANG IS ALMOST A GREAT QUEER ROMANCE - Full feature by Natalie Ng: https://www.filmedinether.com/features/why-song-lang-is-almost-a-great-queer-romance/