P445 ORACLE 445 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:10       More about  films on 446      THE FILM   REVIEW PAGE   DIM SUM: A LITTLE BIT OF HEART C4: Tomorrow at 12.10am Starring Laureen Chew as Geraldine Tam Kim Chew as Mrs Tam Victor Wong as Uncle  Directed by Wayne Wang In Chinese with English subtitles 1985 Duration 95mins 1/4 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index
P445 ORACLE 445 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:00  4-Tel      FILM  REVIEW  Dim Sum Hailed by the critics as a masterpiece this gentle, passive film centres on a family in the Chinese community of San Francisco. Unhurried in style, director Wayne Wang's confidence in his technique (which keeps technical frills to a minimul( builds the story of a micro- world within a small one. The film explores the relationship between Hong Kong-born widow and her Chinese-American daughter who has sacrificed marriage to stay at home with her mother. 2/4 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index
P445 ORACLE 445 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:01  4-Tel      FILM  REVIEW  Dim Sum Filled with believable and subtly- drawn characters Dim Sum teasingly presents the conflict between the old world and the new: between Hong Kong and a new Chinese life in America. Values undergo a transformation when subjected to different external forces, and so do people. The Guardian rightly praised the film for its satirical slant and still beauty. Make no mistake, it's a gem. Adrian Carroll  4/4 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index
P445 ORACLE 445 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:10  4-Tel      FILM  REVIEW  Dim Sum The film observes the pressures on the traditional values of Chinatown ("You can take a girl out of Chinatown, but you can't take Chinatown out of the girl") with a leisurely but sharp eye. McDonald's and mahjong, superstition and single-parenthood, tradition and liberation are jumbled together in a world where nationality and identity are confused and under threat. "I wish your mother wasn't so Chinese," says Geraldine's uncle. "She's Chinese when she wants to be," says Geraldine.  3/4 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index