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MY WEDDING AND OTHER SECRETS

New Zealand, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Next Gen)

Director: Roseanne Liang

MY WEDDING AND OTHER SECRETS

New Zealand audiences have embraced this charming, oddball comedy about the challenges of cross-cultural love.

When Chinese-New Zealand film student Emily meets the daggy-but-adorable James, they fall for each other almost instantly. Everything seems perfect, but there's just one little problem: Emily's traditional parents will never accept her dating - much less marrying - a non-Chinese. Still, what they don't know won't hurt them, right?

Director Roseanne Liang drew on her own cross-cultural relationship experience (chronicled in her 2005 diary-documentary Banana in a Nutshell) to co-write an unaffected romantic comedy about family, cultural collisions and charming, geeky love.

Director Roseanne Liang and lead actor Matt Whelan are guest of the festival.

"A charming romantic comedy based on emotionally wrenching real life events... this is a story being played out in homes all around New Zealand and other parts of the Western world." - OnFilm

MIFF recommends: Age 14+
Some adult themes, mild sexual references, mid coarse language

D Roseanne Liang P Paul Davis, John Barnett S Roseanne Liang, Angeline Loo WS Highpoint Media TD 35mm/2010

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