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Filmový klub: DOUBLE HAPPINESS

DHPozývame Vás na verejné premietanie filmu "DOUBLE HAPPINESS" (v angličtine) v InfoUSA centre v ŠVK v Košiciach, Hlavna č. 10, 1. poschodie, dňa 23. mája 2013 (štvrtok) o 17:00 hod.

Screening Room: DOUBLE HAPPINESS

Starts: 2013-05-23  at  17:00

Ends: 2013-05-23  at  19:00

Location: InfoUSA Center at the State Scientific Library in Košice, Hlavna 10, 1st floor

Public show of a movie (in English)

More about the movie on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Happiness_(film)

Double Happiness is a 1994 film by Mina Shum.

The film stars Sandra Oh as Jade Li, an artist struggling to assert her independence from the expectations of her Chinese Canadian family.

Jade Li (Sandra Oh) is a feisty, 22 year old Chinese-Canadian aspiring actress who lives at home with her traditional Chinese family: her strict father (Stephen Chang), her dutiful mother (Alannah Ong), and her sweet younger sister, Pearl (Frances You). Their older brother, Winston, has been disowned -- a fate Jade is not eager to share, both for her own sake and to spare her family pain.

Her family tries to put on the perfect public persona at all costs so as to maintain their dignity as well as uphold their traditional Chinese values. One primary part of this persona is prosperity. Jade's father hopes that true financial prosperity will become reality through penny stocks. Jade, meanwhile, tries to achieve that happy medium between giving in to her parent's wishes and fulfilling her own needs and desires - double happiness. Therefore, although she manages to land a few bit parts on camera, Jade spends most of her time working in the shop owned by a family friend, performing the duties of a respectful daughter and suffering through arranged dates with prosperous young Chinese men. An adept cultural chameleon, though, she also leads a double life, hanging out with best friend Lisa.

Excerpt taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/