Double Happiness

Director: Mina Shum Year: 1995 Run Time: 87min
Double Happiness (Bonheur aigre-doux) (1995)

Jade Li (Oh), a vivacious Chinese Canadian, wants to become an actress without upsetting her extremely traditional parents. It’s a balancing act that Jade is finding difficult to achieve. Talking in English, wearing western clothes and going out with non-Asian guys, Jade leads a secret life when she leaves her stuffy-but-warm domestic scene each day. Things come to a head when Mark (Rennie), a white Canadian graduate student, insists on turning their casual fling into something more meaningful. It’s a relationship that Jade’s parents would hate. What should she do?

Sandra Oh won the Best Actress Genie for her performance. The film also won prizes in Vancouver, Berlin and Turin.


Director(s):

Mina Shum

Writer(s):

Mina Shum

Producer(s):

Stephen Hegyes, Rose Lam Waddell

Cast:

Sandra Oh, Callum Keith Rennie

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English

Subtitles:

English

Region:

Double Happiness is filmed and set in British Columbia. Mina Shum is from British Columbia. 

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
PG Manitoba
14 New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
14 Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
PG Ontario
14 Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon