The Wedding Banquet (1993) - Xi yan

The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Country: Taiwan, USA
Release Year: 1993
Aka: Xi yan
Director: Ang Lee
Writer: Ang Lee, Neil Peng, James Schamus
Language: Mandarin, English
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 108 min
Cast:Winston Chao, Dion Birney, May Chin
Ya-lei Kuei, Sihung Lung
Studio:Central Motion Pictures Corporation
Samuel Goldwyn, Good Machine
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A gay New Yorker stages a marriage of convenience with a young woman to satisfy his traditional Taiwanese family, but the wedding becomes a major inconvenience when his parents fly in for the ceremony. Director Ang Lee came to international prominence with this warm-hearted comedy, which centers on the farcical confusion that emerges from this deception. Gao Wai Tung (Winston Chao) has never shared the truth about his sexuality with his family, and hopes to disguise his long-term relationship with his lover Simon by marrying Wei-Wei, a young artist who's only it for the green card. But Wai Tung's parents refuse to let him off the hook easily, showing up to plan a massive wedding banquet. Indeed, much of the film's comedy springs from the contrast between the sheer lavishness of the parents' plans and the sham nature of the wedding. Naturally, the titular party spins out of control, leading to a series of events that threatens all of Wai Tung's relationships.

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