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Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart
Directed by Wayne Wang • 1985 • United States
Starring Laureen Chew, Kim Chew, Victor Wong
Wayne Wang’s follow-up to his watershed indie CHAN IS MISSING is a family portrait that gracefully combines the director’s signature gentle humanism and eye for poignant detail. Offering another fresh perspective on San Francisco’s Chinese American community, Wang takes a bittersweet look at the generational pas de deux between an aging immigrant widow and her devoted daughter, torn between filial duty and her own desires. Soulfully performed by an ensemble including real-life mother and daughter Kim and Laureen Chew and Victor Wong, the Yasujiro Ozu–inspired DIM SUM: A LITTLE BIT OF HEART is as lovingly made as the home-cooked cuisine it celebrates.