This screening will be introduced by Andy Willis, Senior Visiting Curator of Film at HOME.
Director Fruit Chan is widely acknowledged as one of the most important talents to appear in the Hong Kong industry after the handover to China. His gleeful tale of everyday horror is both excruciating and enjoyable. A young Chinese immigrant (Bai Ling) has a thriving business selling her homemade dumplings with incredible rejuvenating properties to rich Hong Kong matriarchs, including a retired actress (Miriam Yeung). But what is the secret ingredient that is so successful? Excellent performances, camera (Chris Doyle), costume and sound make this a mouth-watering, stomach-turning treat.