dir. Ang Lee
country. Taiwan, USA
run-time. 106 mins
£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)
Doors - 6:00pm
Film - 7:00pm
The second film in our Ang Lee's Chinese Classics season.
The Wedding Banquet is a romantic comedy film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a mainland Chinese woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. His plan backfires when his parents arrive in the United States to plan his wedding banquet and he has to hide the truth of his partner.
Director Ang Lee came to international prominence with this warm-hearted comedy, which centers on the farcical confusion that emerges from this deception.
“Lee's control of his characters is already pretty masterful: this is a smart, funny and moving work. “ Film 4