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MEDITATION PARK

Review

Director:

Mina Shum

Genre:

Drama

Country:

Canada

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

94 Minutes

Description:

Maria is hosting a birthday celebration for her workaholic, accountant husband, Bing, whom she reveres for the sacrifices he has made for the family.

But when she finds evidence that Bing is involved in an affair, she's forced to consider her world in a radically different light. Maria embarks on a journey of self-discovery by engaging with the world around her, something Bing has always discouraged. She befriends a group of local eccentrics and a rather shady neighbour.  Maria soon realizes that people's lives are much more complicated than Bing has led her to believe.

Director Shum compassionately exhibits insight into the experiences of first-generation immigrant women who are socially isolated by their husbands.

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