We're kicking off our World Cinema series with a trio of Classic Cult Comedies. Come watch these bittersweet comedies for adults from France, Sweden, and Taiwan on a big screen and share the laughs with others around you! Masks required. No registration required.
Eat Drink Man Woman (Yin shi nan nu). Not rated. Runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutes/ Taiwan, 1994. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Check out the trailer here!
Director: Ang Lee. With Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang and Chien-Lien Wu
An early hit for two-time Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Sense and Sensibility, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Gemini Man). Nominated for Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film.
"Eat Drink Man Woman is a classic tale of simmering frustrations and relationship woes as semi-retired Master Chef Chu shares his culinary skills and tends to his three unmarried daughters' respective emotional journeys. Jia-Jen is a chemistry teacher, Jia-Chien an airline executive and Jia-Ning works at a fast-food establishment. Together they help prepare and eat a sumptuously elaborate dinner each Sunday, a family tradition which allows for considerable insight into their lives and fuels the fire for each daughter to deal with the turmoil of new romantic challenges." —IMDB.com
"Mellow, harmonious and poignantly funny...As satisfying as food can be, the fullness we feel at the end here is far richer and more complex than that offered by the most extravagant meal. Eat Drink Man Woman is a delicacy but also something more—something like food for the heart."—The Washington Post