Director: ANG LEE

124 mins, Taiwan-USA, 1994, Digital, Subtitled

With the support of the Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute and the Taipei Representative Office in Ireland, audiences can experience this restored version of Ang Lee’s classic and exquisite multi-generational Eat Drink Man Woman. The last film in Lee’s family trilogy known as the ‘father knows best’ series, Eat Drink Man Woman was the first of them to be shot in his native contemporary Taipei. Served by a fabulous cast (and fascinating food!), the film tells the story of widowed master chef Chu (Sihung Lung) who lives with his three adult daughters – Jia-Jen (Yang Kuei-Mei); Jia-Chien (Wu Chien-Lien); and Jia-Ning (Wang Yu-Wen). The weekly family gathering revolves around elaborate Sunday dinners prepared affectionately by Chu for his daughters, and occasionally a friend and neighbour. There they share the changes in their lives, each of them using this central moment to make important announcements and revelations, all to tender and wonderful effect.

Followed by a panel discussion with Mei Chin & Elizabeth Lin in partnership with Asia Market.

Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard

Screening as part of the East Asia Film Festival Ireland (EAFFI) 2023.

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