Director: Mina Shum
Cast: Cheng Pei Pei, Tzi Ma, Sandra Oh, Don McKellar
Running Time: 95 minutes
As an immigrant living in Vancouver who never fully learned to speak English despite being in Canada for decades, Maria has been socially isolated and entirely dependent on - and devoted to - her husband, Bing; dutifully excusing his prejudices and choosing to focus solely on the sacrifices he has made for his family. The discovery of his clandestine activities pushes her to find her own place in her East Vancouver community and ultimately sets her on a sensitively comic and bittersweet course to self-discovery. Brimming with emotion, humour, and note-perfect performances, Meditation Park is rishly detailed and endlessly relatable.
4pm or 7pm screening times.
Tickets $13 each in advance at the Penticton Art Gallery or The Book Shop (cash only at The Book Shop).
A limited amount of tickets may be available at the door for $15 each.
The Kitchen Stove Film Series is screened at the Landmark Cinema.
Watch the trailer for Meditation Park: