Special Classic Taiwan New Wave
Taiwan New Wave: Lives Less Ordinary

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

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The third feature and only film by Ang Lee in our program, who was part of the Second Wave of the Taiwan New Wave. The Taiwanese-born American filmmaker is best known to Western audiences for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) and Brokeback Mountain (2005) and has a very diverse filmography. This film is the last installment in his Taiwan trilogy, which also includes Pushing Hands (1991) and The Wedding Banquet (1993). This film about a widowed father who lives with his three beautiful adult daughters, explores conflicts between traditional values and a Western-influenced modern perspectives between generations without it being too heavy and maintaining a sense of humor and entertainment.

Credits

Regie
Ang Lee
Cast
Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Wang Yu-wen, Chien-Lien Wu
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Speelduur
124 minuten
Land
Taiwan, VS
Taal
Chinees
Ondertiteling
Engels

Storyline

The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the film progresses, each of the daughters encounters new men in their lives. When these new relationships blossom, the stereotypes are broken and the living situation within the family changes.. The film features several scenes displaying the techniques and artistry of gourmet Chinese cooking. Since the family members have difficulty expressing their love for each other, the intricate preparation of banquet quality dishes for their Sunday dinners is the surrogate for their familial feelings

KINO is proud to present (re)introduce you to nine masterpieces from the Taiwan New Wave. These classics have remained underseen in cinemas, so it’s high time we showcase them on our grandest screen. Featuring films from the first and second wave by Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Ang Lee, Tsai Ming-liang and more. The films of this revolutionary movement in cinema history were artistically innovative, but also in their realistic portrayal of the Taiwanese people. They illustrated societal and economic shifts, much like Italian Neorealism in the 1940s. By capturing their cultural identity, these filmmakers created their own voice and their own national cinema. Trailer: Baris Azman