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    Eat Drink Man Woman

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    October 26, 2013


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    Eat Drink Man Woman

    Following Pushing Hands and The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman is the final and culminating film of Lee’s so-called “father trilogy.” In each film, a Chinese patriarch is forced to confront the conflict between tradition and modernity head on because of his children. Here that conflict takes a variety...

    Following Pushing Hands and The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman is the final and culminating film of Lee’s so-called “father trilogy.” In each film, a Chinese patriarch is forced to confront the conflict between tradition and modernity head on because of his children. Here that conflict takes a variety of seriocomic forms in the lives of the patriarch’s three daughters. As the film’s title suggests, food provides a recurrent motif to anchor the film’s narrative sprawl; the creation and consuming of meals that bring the family together as it threatens to break apart. Like his countrymen Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang, Lee demonstrated his mastery of the feature film by branching into complex narrative structures with parallel plots and multiple protagonists.


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    $9 - Regular Admission
    $7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
    Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
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