MY WEDDING AND OTHER SECRETS
Roseanne Liang / New Zealand / 2011 / 88 min / English, Cantonese, Mandarin with English subtitles / color / digitalTweet
Audience Award, Asian American International Film Festival (New York)
MY WEDDING AND OTHER SECRETS is New Zealander director/writer Roseanne Liang’s endearing portrayal of multicultural romance, familial love, and an ambitious young woman who will do anything to make a film. Based on the director’s real life relationships, the film centers on the attempts of a Chinese New Zealand woman to reconcile her white boyfriend with her traditional Chinese family.
Emily Chu, a clandestine filmmaker, attends university in Auckland under the guise of studying computer science to please her parents, but is surreptitiously pursuing her real desire to make horror films. While juggling her personal ambitions with the concerns of her traditional father and overprotective mother, Emily stumbles into a romantic relationship with James, a Caucasian fellow nerd who’s better at developing computer games than at kissing. Emily realizes that she can have it all—a student allowance to make the slasher flick of her dreams while keeping her boyfriend and showing her parents her filmmaking talents. All she needs to do is get married and keep it a secret.
MY WEDDING AND OTHER SECRETS features the funny, sweet, and surprising balancing acts between the different loves of Emily’s life. At its heart, the film reveals that romance, family, and career are not separate problems, but necessary and interlocking parts of a joyful life. –Wendy Yamamoto
Co-presented by: ILOVEMUSUBI.com, Women's International Center
- Director: Roseanne Liang
- Writer: Angeline Loo, Roseanne Liang
- Cast: Michelle Ang, Matt Whelan, Cheng Pei-pei