Title

Feasts under the spotlight : social films of 1950s and 60s Hong Kong

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Foodscape : a Swiss-Chinese intercultural encounter about the culture of food

Publication Date

1-1-2009

First Page

119

Last Page

121

Publisher

MCCM Creations

Abstract

There are several recent films with food motif, such as Chocolat (2000, directed by Lasse Hallstrom), No Reservations (2007, by Scott Hicks) and My Blueberry Nights (2007, by Wong Kar-wai). Eat Drink Man Woman (1994, by Ang Lee) showcases a wide variety of Chinese dishes, while The God of Cookery (1996, written and directed by Stephen Chow) shows the world how Hong Kong people eat, featuring well-loved dishes such as cha siu fan (barbecued pork with rice), ngau yuen (Cantonese style meatballs), and che zai mein (Noodles a la carte). This article looks at the 1950s and 60s, when Hong Kong films tended to have a social slant; food was used to illustrate the social and cultural issues of the time.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9789889865382

Recommended Citation

Siu, Y.-h. (2009). Feasts under the spotlight : social films of 1950s and 60s Hong Kong. In M. Manz & M. Zeller (Eds.), Foodscape : a Swiss-Chinese intercultural encounter about the culture of food (pp.119-121). Hong Kong: MCCM Creations.

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