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.
Eat a Bowl of Tea
D: Wang Wayne, USA 1998, 102 min, OV
Chinatown in the postwar era: In deference to his parents' wishes, the young New Yorker Ben Loy marries a woman from the home country – but somehow it all goes wrong. With sharp verbal wit and a rapid pace, Wang Wayne connects the universal theme of generation conflict with views into the peculiarities of Chinese-American culture.
An event of "Asia-Pacific Weeks 2007 – Asia-Pacific: Changing the World". Asia-Pacific Weeks receives funding from the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin DKLB.