International Film Series: Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) (NR)

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) (NR)

(Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles)

Starring: Shihung Lung, YU-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu

Director: Ang Lee

Awards: Asian Pacific Film Festival - Won Best Editing, Best Film; Academy Awards – Nominated Best Foreign Language Film; Golden Globes, USA – Nominated Best Foreign Language Film

Film Description: "Eat Drink Man Woman," a delectable film from Ang Lee is about a father, Mr. Chu, who has lost his joie de vivre. No happier than Mr. Chu (Sihung Lung) are his three beautiful daughters whose romantic lives are star-crossed and who can't seem to escape their father's spell. Mr. Chu, a widower, is considered a great man in some circles, but at home it's another matter. Sunday dinner for father and daughters is a terrible ordeal. Family tensions run so high the participants can barely even eat. Yet, Ang Lee presents Mr. Chu as the greatest chef in Taipei, which not only makes the Sunday dinner sequence a spectacular affair but also turns "Eat Drink Man Woman" into an almost edible treat.

"Eat Drink Man Woman" makes for an uncomplicatedly pleasant experience. This film's use of food is both voluptuous and serious, amplifying the story even as it offers an irresistible diversion. The film succeeds in presenting Mr. Chu's intricate cooking as an expression of larger traditionalism and as an endangered art. (Janet Maslin, Movie Review, New York Times, August 3, 1994. Retrieved from ). (FAE)

Thursday, January 25 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

York Science Center, Brindley Auditorium
404 West 9th Avenue, Belton, TX 76513

Event Type

Fine Arts


Music Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Fine Arts Experience
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