Posted by Grace Feng on May 16, 2012
I’m a movie lover. I always kind of know which movie is a classic, which is a one time thing. Classic ones, I can watch again after a period of time and still enjoy. Watching classic movie is like drinking good wine, it pumps your heart, it leaves you with great taste.
For you, my dear readers, if you wanna have a real taste of Chinese culture, a real touch of Chinese life, I strongly recommend Chinese movie 饮食男女 yǐn shí nán nǚ (Eat Drink Man Woman) for tonight. It’s definitely a classic work about Chinese culture, family life and love. It’s also good material for you to learn mandarin online.
Directed by Ang Lee, the film received the Asia Pacific Film Festival Award for Best Film in 1994, and an Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 1995.
The videos only have English caption. I couldn’t find one with Chinese caption. But the picture quality is very good. The movie starts with the life of a widowed chef, who’s living with his three young daughters. None of them are engaged at the beginning of the movie. As the story progresses, each of them starts her own relationship. As a result, the family of four starts to face challenges one after another…
Now it’s your time to enjoy the story … if you have time, welcome to leave your comment after the movie. Thanks!
If you wanna turn the movie into a live learn Chinese mandarin textbook, you can download it’s subtitle from Complete Chinese subtitle for movie Eat.Drink.Man.Woman in pdf format.
饮食男女 yǐn shí nán nǚ (Eat Drink Man Woman)
If youtube link has issue, please use Jason’s link below, that one always works :-)
Category: Chinese movies and TV
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