Face by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan |Bai Ling, Kristy Wu, Kieu Chinh | 825284200171 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Face

Face

Director: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan

Cast: Bai Ling, Kristy Wu, Kieu Chinh

     
 
Three generations of Chinese-American women struggle to reconcile tradition and family with their own needs and desires in this independent drama from first-time director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan. In 1977, Kim (Bai Ling) is an intelligent and headstrong Asian-American, whose mother (Kieu Chinh) is eager to see married off to an eligible man as soon as possible. Kim isn't

Overview

Three generations of Chinese-American women struggle to reconcile tradition and family with their own needs and desires in this independent drama from first-time director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan. In 1977, Kim (Bai Ling) is an intelligent and headstrong Asian-American, whose mother (Kieu Chinh) is eager to see married off to an eligible man as soon as possible. Kim isn't interested in settling down just yet, and is dating a bright but struggling law student, Willie (Ken Leung). Kim is making some extra money by tutoring Daniel (Will Yun Lee), a handsome but irresponsible boy from a wealthy family. Daniel seduces Kim one evening after she's had an argument with Willie, and while she has no interest in seeing Daniel again, she soon discovers that she's pregnant with his child, and both her mother and Daniel's parents insist that they marry. It doesn't take long for Kim to realize that she and Daniel don't care much for one another, and Kim decides to leave America for Singapore, leaving her baby daughter Genie in mother's care. Two decades later, grown-up Genie (Kristy Wu) is even more rebellious than her mother, and while Genie pays a modicum of lip service to her grandmother, she's no more interested in settling down with a nice Chinese boy than Kim was. Genie has been dating Michael (Treach), an African-American hip-hop musician; Michael is eager to make their relationship more permanent, but Genie isn't so sure, and her grandmother has no idea what to make of Genie's new beau. When Kim arrives on one of her infrequent visits, the three generations of this family find themselves struggling to find a common ground. Face was screened in competition at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/21/2006
UPC:
0825284200171
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
Indican
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
89,295

Special Features

Behind the scenes footage of the Peking Opera; Deleted scenes; The Hardison music video; Sneak previews; Theatrical trailer; Storyboard gallery; Stills gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bai Ling Kim
Kristy Wu Genie
Kieu Chinh Mrs. Liu
Treach Michael
Will Yun Lee Daniel
Tina Chen Mrs. Chang
Ken Leung Willie
Diane Cheng Mrs. Mar
Jim Chu Steve
Deedee Lynn Magno Kelly
Melissa Martinez Sue
Les J.N. Mau Mr. Huang
Christy Qin Jenny
Ben Wang Mr. Leung
Ruth Zhang Mrs. Huang

Technical Credits
Bertha Bay-Sa Pan Director,Screenwriter
Steven Borne Sound/Sound Designer
Alexa L. Fogel Casting,Producer
Sarah J. Holden Costumes/Costume Designer
Leonard Nelson Hubbard Score Composer
Joseph Infantolino Producer
John Inwood Cinematographer
Mercedes Kelso Casting
Gary Levy Editor
Teresa Mastropiero Production Designer
Oren Moverman Screenwriter
Mylene Santos Art Director
Jonathan Shoemaker Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Face
1. Chapter 1 [1:18]
2. Chapter 2 [6:15]
3. Chapter 3 [3:29]
4. Chapter 4 [3:01]
5. Chapter 5 [3:24]
6. Chapter 6 [3:16]
7. Chapter 7 [3:24]
8. Chapter 8 [4:33]
9. Chapter 9 [4:27]
10. Chapter 10 [4:55]
11. Chapter 11 [4:19]
12. Chapter 12 [4:14]
13. Chapter 13 [4:34]
14. Chapter 14 [2:46]
15. Chapter 15 [2:26]
16. Chapter 16 [3:17]
17. Chapter 17 [4:07]
18. Chapter 18 [4:47]
19. Chapter 19 [4:17]
20. Chapter 20 [2:34]
21. Chapter 21 [1:41]
22. Chapter 22 [5:49]
23. Chapter 23 [1:39]
24. Chapter 24 [4:39]

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