The Wedding Banquet Poster

Release Date: May 1st, 1994

DVD Release Date: June 15th, 2004

R|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) and his boyfriend (Mitchell Lichtenstein) live happily as a gay couple in New York City. Wai-Tung has not been open about his sexuality with his Taiwanese parents (Sihung Lung, Ah-Leh Gua), and decides to acquiesce to their wish for a traditional Chinese union by marrying Wei-Wei (May Chin), a struggling artist desperate for a green card. But the simple arrangement turns into a lavish debacle when Wai-Tung's parents plan an extravagant wedding banquet.

Cast: Winston Chao, May Chin, Mitchell Lichtenstein, Sihung Lung, Ya-lei Kuei, Tien Pien

Director: Ang Lee

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Good Machine, Central Motion Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Keywords: Family, Madcap, Emotional, Offbeat, Father, Amusing, 1990s, Mother, Forbidden love


Nominated Foreign Language Film
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film