Vivian and her father have a tense relationship since Vivian is currently pursuing her love of modern dance instead of the more respectable ballet. Gao and Vivian's mother smile at each other while giving a thumbs up, revealing they planned the reunion, while some people leave in disgust at their behavior. Wil approaches her and asks her to dance, even though there's no music, and kisses her in front of everyone. I never really acknowledged that. Against this backdrop, Wil and Vivian's romance becomes secondary to Wil and Ma's relationship.
Wil apologizes, but Vivian challenges Wil to kiss her to prove her sincerity. How does Wil's fear of revealing her relationship with Vivian keep her from feeling comfortable or honest with her mother? Wil begins a relationship with Vivian Lynn Chen , a ballet dancer who'd rather be doing modern dance. Saving face is at once an acknowledgment of ritual and collective identity, a self-reinvention, a reclaiming of roots and resistance simultaneously. While Vivian still debates on the offer, Vivian's father speaks to Wil and talks her into convincing Vivian to accept the offer. Wil sees Vivian, who has come to see her mother. They are usually older men and women from the old country or something like that, but rarely do you see two young Asian people, even heterosexual couples, in a relationship.
A dedicated surgeon, Wil is also a dutiful daughter: she runs daily, takes extra shifts at the hospital without complaint. She debates on whether to accept the affections of Cho, a man who has loved her for 15 years and is willing to father the child. At the wedding, Wil interrupts with a love note from the father of the child saying how much he loves her and wants to marry her despite their large age gap. . In Manhattan, the brilliant Chinese-American lesbian surgeon Wil is surprised by the arrival of her forty-eight year old widow mother to her apartment. They were going to come to Sundance but it got too complicated.
Wil points out the elderly pharmacist Yu as the father, who protests. The first time we actually kissed, it was very genuine. They run into each other at the hospital where Wil works, only to discover that Vivian's father is Wil's boss. Three months later, Wil goes to another party at Planet China, and Gao is now a couple with the father of her child. The couple goes on several dates, but Wil is afraid of kissing Vivian in public. Unable to publicly display her love out of fear, Wil is left at the terminal as Vivian leaves for Paris.
After realizing that love dominates over societal expectations, Wil rushes to the airport to catch Vivian. From then on, Gao lives with Wil. Now that it is done and it exists in its form now, I realize that it actually does represent, not a movement, but it does represent something that has not ever been done before, and that to me is quite exciting. Vivian reveals to Wil that she was accepted into a prestigious ballet program in Paris and is considering the offer. Alice shot that part in sequence—like our first kiss came first, before jumping into bed together and having to do any other sort of intimate stuff. Conflicts occur over space and expectations, especially when Ma tries to please her father by enduring an arranged dating process: the ordeal brings mother and daughter together in mutual appreciation and exasperation.
Vivian reveals the fact that they had met once before when they were children; Vivian kissed Wil on the nose after Wil rescued her from bullies; Wil ran away afterwards. I felt that that moment really captured intimacy. Wil asks for the identity of the father, but Gao refuses to answer. At least not as main characters. Remember, because that first kiss was the first time we actually kissed? Featuring the Chinese-American community, the film is in a mixture of and. Ma , lives with her mother Guang Lan Koh and father Wai Gung Jin Wang in Flushing, Queens.
Wil then breaks up with her, knowing the offer is best for Vivian's career. It is revealed later that her mother knows of her homosexuality, but is in denial of it. She has nice lips though. The son of the pharmacist stands up and admits he is the father of the child. Wil congratulates Vivian and gives her encouragement to accept the offer.
Vivian invites Wil to one of her dance shows and after the show, the two hang out. The presence of Ma affects the personal life of Wil, who is in love with the daughter of her boss at the hospital, the dancer Vivian Shing. The two lead characters are portrayed by Michelle Krusiec Wil and Lynn Chen Vivian. Wil comes home to discover her mother has been kicked out by her grandfather for being pregnant out of wedlock, bringing shame to the family. Thinking about that and all of the gay Asian women who exist who will see this film is really exciting.
The girls ignore them, while everyone else joins in to dance. Once her grandfather has promised that her mother would only return to Flushing remarried or proving that it was an immaculate conception, Wil tries to find a Chinese bachelor to marry Ma. Wil is drawn to Vivian, the daughter of one of the Chinese mothers who recently got a divorce. She's also mother to 28-year-old Wilhelmina. Out of these, it won the Viewer's Choice Award at the 2005.
Set up by Wil, Gao goes on several dates to find a man to father her child but remains uninterested. On Vivian's request, Wil presents Vivian to her mother as a friend so that they can meet and the three share an awkward dinner. I have the tendency to be intellectual when it comes to work, so when I get into my process I try and take the knowledge out of it. Forced by her mother Gao to come to the typical gathering at Planet China amongst family friends, Wil is closeted to her mother and the rest of the older adults. Gao accepts Cho's marriage proposal. We had been doing like non-stop crazy days. Saving Face is a 2004 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Alice Wu.