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Saving Face

Director: Alice Wu Run Time: 91 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2004

Starring: Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen, Li Zhiyu, Jin Wang, Guanglan Shen

Wil (Michelle Krusiec) is a lesbian, but she not dare tell her widowed mother, Hwei-lan (Joan Chen), or her very traditional grandparents. She’s shocked, however, to find out she’s not the only one in her family with romantic secrets when she learns that her 48-year-old mother is pregnant. Unwilling to reveal who the father is, Hwei-lan is kicked out of her parents’ home and must move in with Wil, which puts a strain on Wil’s budding relationship with openly gay Vivian (Lynn Chen).