Zhang + Knight are a male-female directing duo from the UK. Sweep Away Hungry Ghosts is the wishful reverie of a young Asian man as he struggles to come to terms with his deceased father’s transvestitism. Imbued with themes of traditional Chinese filial piety, the film explores the shifting role of the parent and the uncomfortable space between sex and gender.
Zhang and Knight << There's a moment of revelation for most of us when our parents stop existing as ’neutered’ sexless beings, and we must suddenly look at them as individuals with libido and sexuality. It can be very hard to accept - sometimes even harder than for a parent to accept that their child’s gender identity or sexual orientation! So it’s this acceptance and embracing of a parent as a ‘fully fledged' adult that we really wanted to explore in the film. >>