EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN
Introduced by Ang Lee
(via pre-recorded Zoom)
Tuesday, March 28
Directed by Ang Lee
Starring Sihung Lung, Wang Yu-wen, Wu Chien-lien, Yang Kuei-mei
In Mandarin with English subtitles
Approx. 124 min. 35mm.
"In Taipei, where the sumptuous comedy is set, Chu (Sihung Lung) is a kind of superhero. At home in his kitchen, he works completely from memory, mixing the ingredients for his divinely arcane dishes with the speed and efficiency of a true master. And the gastronomic creations that emerge from his labors arrive at the table like glorious works of art. EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN has the same beautiful balance of elements. Mellow, harmonious and poignantly funny, the film uses the prism of the old man’s artistry to examine his life and his relationships with his three headstrong daughters. “ – Hal Hinson, Washington Post.
"Wonderfully seductive! EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN’s use of food is both voluptuous and serious, amplifying the story even as it offers an irresistible diversion.”
– Janet Maslin, The New York Times