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
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!