Pushing Hands (1991): Ang Lee's Chinese Classics

Our Ang Lee's Chinese Classics season starts today!


Released in 1992, Pushing Hand was Ang Lee's first feature film. Together with his two following films, The Wedding Banquet (1993) and Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), it forms his "Father Knows Best" trilogy, each of which deals with conflicts between an older and more traditional generation and their children as they confront a world of change.


The story is about an elderly Chinese Tai Chi teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family as a "fish out of water" in Western culture. The film shows the contrast between traditional Chinese ideas of Confucian relationships within a family and the much more informal Western emphasis on the individual.

Door opens 6.00

Film starts at 7.00


*Age Restriction over 12

Deptford Cinema, Lewisham on Wednesday 10 April 2019
Doors Open at 6:00PM
Starts at 7:00PM
Ticket Price: 4.50 - 6.00*
*booking fee applies

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