Sunday, February 19, 2012
EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN
Watched a delightful little movie tonight, Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), a smorgasbord of Chinese delicacies and family life. Shihung Lung is wonderful as a long-time widowed father and accomplished chef, who has raised three daughters, all beautiful but with relationship problems. Some of the scenes showing him cooking are amazing, and the banquets are astounding. I think the most beautiful part of the movie is the relationship with the little girl, as he brings special lunches for her at school. One of the best scenes was when the three daughters were looking in at their father as the scheming Madame Liang was setting her sights on him. I give this movie a strong recommendation. Apparently there is a scheduled sequel coming out this year, so I am happy I saw it now.