Friday, March 9 at 7pm

Meditation Park
Canada
Directed by Mina Shum
In English, and in Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles
Drama
94 minutes
Rated G

ASSOCIATED EVENTS:
Speaker - Marcia Wilson
Featured Non-Profit - The BC Interior Community Foundation

Maria reveres her workaholic accountant husband, Bing, and remains in awe of the sacrifices he has made for the family. But when she finds evidence that Bing may not be the perfect person she believes him to be, she's forced to consider her world in a radically different light. Maria embarks on a journey of self-discovery by engaging with the world around her, something Bing has always discouraged. She befriends a group of local eccentrics and a rather shady neighbour, and soon realizes that people's lives are much more complicated than Bing has led her to believe.

Quotes:

“A COMPLEX FILM THAT HEWS WITH TENDERNESS TO ASIAN STEREOTYPES IN ORDER TO REFLECT BACK THEIR OFTEN-OBSCURED DEPTHS.”
- Julia Cooper, Globe and Mail

“WITH WARMTH AND HUMOUR, SHUM SUBTLY ADDRESSES THE TRAUMA AND ISOLATION OF THE IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE.”
- Alex Heeney, Seventh Row

“A CHARMING AND GENEROUS FILM”
- Steve Gravestock, TIFF Senior Programmer

7pm MEDITATION PARK
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