Meditation Park

Director: Mina Shum Year: 2017 Run Time: 94min
Meditation Park (2017)

Meditation Park opens with Maria (Cheng Pei Pei), the matriarch of a Chinese-Canadian family, hosting a birthday celebration for her workaholic husband, Bing, (Tzi Ma), along with her similarly overworked daughter (Sandra Oh in a brilliant performance) and her own family.

Maria clearly reveres Bing and the sacrifices he has made for their family – so when she discovers another woman’s panties in his pocket, she's forced to confront the harsh reality that her world may not be what it seemed.

As Maria wrestles with what to do about her discovery, she befriends a group of local eccentrics and a grumpy neighbour (Don McKellar). Maria’s journey of self-discovery soon teaches her everyone’s lives are more complicated than she has been led to believe.

“Shum mines her favourite theme – immigrant experience in Canada – in what seems at first to be a gentle slice of life but eventually develops a powerful emotional force.” – Susan G. Cole, NOW Magazine
 
 

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Director(s):

Mina Shum

Cast:

Sandra Oh

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English

Subtitles:

English

Closed Captioning:

English

Ratings by Province:

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