MEDITATION PARK
2017, 94 min, Canada, Dir: Mina Shum

Director Mina Shum’s new film is a touching, amusing and finely observed tale of Maria (Cheng Pei Pei), an Asian-Canadian grandmother who arrives at her own declaration of personal independence. A dedicated homebody utterly devoted to her husband, Maria is stunned when she finds another woman’s underwear among her husband’s clothes. Her initial shock, sadness and fear propel her life in unexpected directions involving her daughter, her neighbors and the world beyond the confines of her own home. Facing her fears, Maria soon discovers that these new life directions just might make things better. Deftly directed and brilliantly acted, MEDITATION PARK costars Sandra Oh. “Shum mines her favorite theme – immigrant experience in Canada – in what seems at first to be a gentle slice of life but eventually develops a powerful emotional force.” - Now Magazine.


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