The Wedding Banquet
aka Xi yan
Screened in September 2007
Director: Ang Lee. Cast: Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein, May Chin, Sihung Lung, Kuei Ya-lei, Jeanne Kuo Chang, Dion Birney. Screenplay: Neil Peng, Ang Lee, and James Schamus.

Twitter Capsule: Combines Lee's knack for charm and his soft spot for "risky" themes with his typically over-cautious direction

VOR:   Key film in quickly-illustrious career. Rare gay film from Taiwan, rare US-distributed gay film with non-white leads, and rare one to establish sympathy with multiple POVs. And a hit!

Photo © 1993 Columbia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear (Best Picture; tie)

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