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.
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.
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States