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.
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Feasts under the spotlight : social films of 1950s and 60s Hong KongFoodscape : a Swiss-Chinese intercultural encounter about the culture of food
Document TypeBook chapter
Additional InformationISBN of the source publication: 9789889865382
Citation InformationSiu, 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.