The Wedding Banquet

喜宴 | Xi yan

108 mins
8 / 10 (1401)


Gay couple Wai-Tung and Simon are happily living in New York. However, Wai-Tung’s nagging parents want to see their son marry and have children. The couple have a plan: Wai-Tung will marry Wei-Wei, an acquaintance in need of a green card–but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

MUBI's take

Long before his Academy Award wins, Ang Lee made his sophomore film, subsequently thrusting him closer to the world of Hollywood for a rare, complex understanding of family. Boldly tackling queer themes at a time when it was still taboo, The Wedding Banquet is a lovely, acute, underrated comedy.

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