The films in the Trans-Borders section of the programme tell of the many frontier crossings immigrants make before finally reaching their new home. In New York, the traditions and views these immigrants bring with them undergo a transformation. It is the collective result of this process that gives the city its polyphonic fascination.
The Wedding Banquet
D: Ang Lee, Taiwan/USA 1993, 104 min, German subtitles
In this mix-up comedy, a gay Taiwanese man in New York stages a fake wedding for his tradition-bound parents, so as to protect their dream of one day becoming grandparents. Ang Lee's second feature film provokes heartfelt laughter.
An event of "Asia-Pacific Weeks 2007 – Asia-Pacific: Changing the World". Asia-Pacific Weeks receives funding from the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin DKLB.