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The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

1993 / 139min / DCP

DIRECTOR: WAYNE WANG

CAST: KIEU CHINH, TSAI CHIN, FRANCE NUYEN, LISA LU, MING-NA WEN, TAMLYN TOMITA, LAUREN TOM, ROSALIND CHAO

Amy Tan’s bestselling novel, tracking the intergenerational passage of aspirations and expectations between four immigrant Chinese women and their American daughters, found its ideal interpreter in Wang, who lent the material an emotional grandeur, allowing every member of his peerless ensemble cast to shine in turn. The last Hollywood studio film to feature an all-Asian cast for twenty-five years, and a landmark work that finds epic scope in the most everyday of circumstances, by exploring the inner lives and cherished hopes of a San Francisco mahjong group.

Screening as a part of Mother's Day at Metrograph.