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Saving Face - Interview with writer/director Alice Wu

Posted on: May 11, 2005 | Views: 215 | Comment

An interview with director Alice Wu on the idea that it's never too late to fall in love and on her five-year struggle to complete her film.

A Chinese-American woman is struggling with her career as a promising surgeon and her secret sexual identity. She is a lesbian and she 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 community she lived in. Together the mother and daughter must learn to understand and accept each others secret lives of passion. 

Tags:
culture • older women • romance • love • identity • chinese-american • Chinese