Saving Face

97 mins
7.4 / 10 (389)


When widow Hwei-Lan informs her father she’s pregnant, he banishes her from Flushing. With nowhere else to go, Hwei-Lan moves in with her grown daughter, Wil, a Manhattan doctor who doesn’t want a roommate. So Wil does what any dutiful child would do: set her mother up with every bachelor in town.

MUBI's take

Heartfelt, irreverent, and sexy, Alice Wu’s mid-2000s debut brings a Chinese-American lesbian perspective to the romcom genre. As a melodramatic mother caught in matchmaking misfires with her earnest daughter, Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) is devastating and hilarious in this shamefully underseen film.

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