[Screening] The Greatest Wedding on Earth 南北一家親

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 5:30pm
The Greatest Wedding on Earth 南北一家親 (1962)
Director: Tian-Lin Wang
Screenplay: Eileen Chang and Yuen Chor
C.K. Choi 120, UBC
1855 West Mall, Vancouver (Map)

In Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles.

Free admission | RSVP

Can’t we all just get along?

Laugh in the Year of the Rat with a hilarious bilingual “North-South comedy” from the golden age of Hong Kong filmmaking. Culture clash abounds after the Chinese Civil War when a Mandarin-speaking restauranteur moves to Hong Kong with his family and sets up shop right next to an established Cantonese restaurant. The two proprietors hate each other’s guts. So what are they going to do when their children fall in love? Disown their children? Force their business rival into bankruptcy? Or find a way to become one big happy family?

Starring a pair of roly-poly comedians and a glamorous cast of young stars, and with a screenplay by the famous writing Eileen Chang, this comedy was designed to ease tensions during an earlier volatile period in Hong Kong history. Don’t miss the double daddy kung fu restaurant smash-up!

Introduction by Professor Christopher Rea

This social event is organized by the Hong Kong Studies Initiative and co-hosted by the Cantonese Language Program, Department of Asian Studies, Department of History, and Centre for Chinese Research.

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