Dim Sum: A Movie On Traditional Chinese FuneralJune 21st, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
Have you ever sat through a heavy drama? Well, try out Dim Sum Funeral - this is about a mother who wishes to have a traditional funeral after she dies and to honor that her 4 children from the West come to visit her. Anna Chi, the director of the movie depicts Chinese and Western culture through the movie as a representation of her movement from Chinese Communist Party to American Film direction.
In a review the director Anna Chi said, “It’s very honest. That’s why I didn’t want to cut anything or compromise anything. You know sometimes in our lives “honesty” is the most important thing. Truth may not be very pretty, but you have to face it.” It seems she is trying to break away from what she has been doing for a longtime and this is the start. The term “family” has lost its meaning and it is during the 7 days of arranging the funeral that the children realize the importance of being a family. Anna said, “I want people to actually pick up the phone to call their mom and say, ‘Mom, I love you I’m sorry if we had some, you know, glitches in our relationship, but I still love you. You’re my mom.”
That sounds wonderful; you must be wondering how often does a film-maker come up with such sentiments. In fact, if a film-maker is true to his sentiments he would surely succeed in directing a movie which depicts his thought process.
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