Queens of the Qing Dynasty
Ashley McKenzie
Fiction : 122' / Non-binary, Friendship

In a remote small town, Star, a neurodiverse teen, forms an unlikely rapport with An, an international student from Shanghai volunteering at the hospital. Between the two, a bond forms, cemented by their candid conversations, nightly text messages, and exchange of their deepest secrets.


September 23 | 18h30 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala 3 Buy Tickets
Queer Art Competition

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Year: 2022

Country: Canada

Language: english, mandarin

Subtitles: english

With: Sarah Walker, Ziyin Zheng, Wendy Wishart, Jana Reddick, Yao Xue, Cherlena Brake

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Ashley McKenzie


Ashley McKenzie is a filmmaker based in Unama’ki – Cape Breton Island, Canada. She writes and directs films in collaboration with people in her community, compelled by the stories near to her that may otherwise be overlooked. Ashley’s films have screened at Festivals such as Berlinale and TIFF.


2022 - Queens of the Qing Dynasty (Feature Film)
2017 - Martha Brook Falls (Short Film)
2016 - Werewolf (Feature Film)
2015 - 4 Quarters (Short Film)
2013 - Stray (Short Film)
2012 - When You Sleep (Short Film)
2010 - Rhonda’s Party (Short Film)

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