The ReelOut/Three Things Consulting Opening Gala Selection for the 25th anniversary edition of the ReelOut Queer Film Fest is Peafowl from South Korea and the Canadian, short animation, Embrace the Moon. Fun Fact: This is the 2nd South Korean film to be the official opening selection. The first was A Frozen Flower back in 2011.
PeaFowl dir. Sungbin Byun/1:54:15/South Korea/2022
Myung is a transgender woman who cut ties with her family and hometown because of who she is. Now, all she needs is the surgery but the only way to earn money, by winning the Waacking dance competition, didn’t go well. One day, she receives a call that her father passed away and Myung finds out that her father left a will that he will give her the legacy if she performs Drum Dance during his 49th memorial ritual. With no choice left, Myung goes back to her hometown to perform according to her father’s will.