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A Dog Barking at the Moon

October 5, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:35 pm

Free – £8
A Chinese woman's face in close is seen upside down as she lies on a green sheet in a hospital bed. She wears a blue surgical cap and wires are seen across her bare shoulders.

In director Zi Xiang’s exceptional feature debut – a Teddy Jury award-winner at the Berlin Film Festival – decades of open secrets and resentment create chaos within a Chinese family. When she brings her white western boyfriend for a visit to China, pregnant Huang Xiaoyu gets caught up in her parent’s ongoing feud. Her father’s gay affairs and her worn-out mother’s seduction by a predatory cult bring matters to a crescendo as the narrative jumps cleverly between past and present. Zi Xiang expertly analyses repression which is woven into society and causes unhappiness to be passed down across generations.

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale £0-£8 depending on what you can afford. To book, please use the button below or call GFT box office on +44 (0)141 332 6535.

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This screening has an age recommendation of N/C 15+.

Film has Chinese and English audio with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available.

Film is not accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences with minimal dialogue mostly in Chinese. Large print versions of handouts available.

GFT has good access for wheelchair users and welcomes assistance animals. Click here for GFT’s Accessibility Guide.

Programme content notes will be available. Click here for a list of content notes for the 2019 Festival.

If you would like to reserve specific seating, please contact access@sqiff.org.

We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org.


In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price of £0-£8 for our events. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! Our ticket sales go towards supporting the vital work of LGBTQ+ filmmakers, artists and organisers. If you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please contact the relevant venue box office to let them know so it can be used by someone else. For more info on what you should pay, click here.


October 5, 2019
3:30 pm - 5:35 pm
Free – £8
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Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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