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Saving Face - Interview with Joan Chen

Posted on: May 11, 2005 | Views: 171 | Comment

An interview with Joan Chen on her role in the film and her own personal experience as an immigrant.

A Chinese-American woman is struggling with her career as a promising surgeon and her secret sexual identity. She is a lesbian and knows that the traditional Chinese society in New York will never accept her if she comes out, especially her widowed mother. One day, Wil comes home to find her mother sitting on her doorstep. She is pregnant and has been cast out of the community she lived in. Together the mother and daughter must learn to understand and accept each others secret lives of passion. 

Tags:
cultural identity • immigrant • mother • joan chen • indie film • daughter • Chinese