'After Sunset, Dawn Arrives' Showcases Gay Love with an Age Gap During its Outfest Fusion 2023 Debut
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Often times people conform to the stereotypes around them, ultimately sacrificing their own freedom and suppressing their authentic selves. When widowed, 65 year-old Wan takes interest in Ken who's 30 years younger, he is then forced to acknowledge his queer identity.
Plagued by guilt from the relationship with his deceased wife, Wan often seeks her blessings as he becomes transparent about new adventures. Starring Jessie Wang and Todd Lien, ‘After Sunset, Dawn Arrives’ gives the audience a heartfelt story of a crush, sexual freedom, and the boundless world of age.
Written, directed, and produced by Los Angeles filmmaker Andy Yi Li, '"After Sunset, Dawn Arrives" was originally a USC Master of Fine Arts Thesis Film. It would go on to win Jury Award at the DGA Student Film Awards, as well as Director's Choice Award at the Thomas Edison film awards.
Throughout the film's development, Yi Li explored several themes such as sexual viewpoints of the elderly and fulfilling your life's intended desires.
"It’s a short story that blends in various topics I wish to explore", she said in her Director's statement. "Coming out of the closet as an old person, cross-age love, sexuality of the elderly and broader questions of what is the meaning of life and what is love?"