面子 Saving Face

面子

Saving Face

导演|伍思薇

编剧|伍思薇

主演|杨雅慧、陈冲、陈凌

制片人|威尔·史密斯、詹姆斯·拉西特、徐侠昌

摄影|哈伦·博斯马建

类型|剧情长片

时长|91分钟

完成时间|2004

对白语言|英语,汉语

字幕|英语

地区|美国

制片公司|帝门影业公司、欧文布鲁克娱乐公司、法医影业公司、绿街影业公司

故事梗概

Wilhemina (薇) Pang是一位住在曼哈顿的女同性恋美籍华人外科医生。她向自己传统主义的家庭隐瞒了自己的性取向以及与美籍华裔芭蕾舞女演员薇薇安萌发的关系,但与此同时她寡居的母亲高慧兰(在谈话中被称为“妈”)也在处理她的爱情秘密——她怀孕了但不愿透露孩子父亲的姓名。高慧兰从她父母在法拉盛的家中被赶出来,搬到薇的公寓避难。薇试图维持与同性情人的地下关系,但她的爱人对自己的同性恋倾向更加坦率,并且慢慢开始对薇的优柔寡断失去耐心,这让同住一个屋檐下薇与母亲的关系变得越来越紧张。随着薇加入亲人们为她的母亲寻找一个合适的男人来抚养这个私生子,她也开始走进她母亲的欲望和遗憾。故事以两位女主人公与她们的爱人团聚在一起的幸福结局告终。这部浪漫喜剧捕捉了两代华裔美国女性在个人爱情和家庭荣誉(或“面子”)之间的平衡。

导演介绍

伍思薇在麻省理工学院和斯坦福大学学习计算机科学,分别获取了学士和硕士学位。为了筹备她的第一部电影《面子》,她从微软辞职告别软件设计。该片在多伦多和圣丹斯电影节上首映,被索尼经典影业收购并发行。

Left a job designing software at Microsoft to write and direct her first film, Saving Face, which premiered at the Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals, where it was acquired and released by Sony Pictures Classics.

导演阐述

无。

Director|Alice Wu

Screenwriter|Alice Wu

Cast|Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen

Producer|Will Smith, James Lassiter, Teddy Zee

Cinematographer|Harlan Bosmajian

Genre|Featured film

Length|91min

Year|2004

Dialogue|English, Chinese

Subtitles|English

Region|United States

Production Company|Destination Films, Overbrook Entertainment, Forensic Films, GreeneStreet Films

Synopsis

Wilhemina (Wil) Pang is a lesbian Chinese American surgeon living in Manhattan. While she hides her sexuality and her budding relationship with Chinese American ballerina Vivian Shing from her traditionalist family, her widowed mother, Hwei-lan Gao, referred to as “Ma” in conversations, is also dealing with her love secret – a scandalous pregnancy with a man she refuses to name. Banished from her parent’s home in Flushing, Ma moves into Wil’s apartment for refuge. Tension grows in the house as Wil tries to maintain her underground relationship with her same-sex lover, who is more forthright about her gayness and is slowly starting to lose patience with Wil’s indecisiveness. As Wil joins the family’s mission to find her mother a suitable man to father the love child, she also starts to discover her mother’s desires and regrets. The story resolves in a happy ending with both of the heroines united with their lovers. This feel-good rom-com captures two generations of Chinese American women juggling their personal love interests and the honor, or the “face,” of their family.

Director Biography

Studied computer science at MIT and Stanford University, where she received her bachelors and masters degrees. Left a job designing software at Microsoft to write and direct her first film, Saving Face, which premiered at the Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals, where it was acquired and released by Sony Pictures Classics.

Director’s Statement

None.

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