After a long week I decided that today sounded like a good day to sit back, relax, and watch a good Asian film at home. Eat Drink Man Woman is a 1994 film by Taiwanese director Ang Lee who has worked on many credible productions including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, and Lust, Caution (which I highly recommend as well).
The first time I saw this film was in a film history course, and I enjoy it as much now as I did then. Eat Drink Man Woman is a story about a father and his three daughters, each with their own personalities and desires, but also a close attachment to family. Before you start watching this film I must warn you, there are graphic images of Taiwanese cuisine, so I recommend eating a good large meal beforehand or you may end up like me with the sudden urge to buy a wok and start cooking! Cute, smart, funny and sentimental, this film is highly enjoyable and teaches a great lesson about love, life and the importance of family, but don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself! I’d love to hear what you think of it!