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A trilogy of interrelated stories about three young immigrant women in Montreal. May Li's mother arrives from China to live with her with preconceived ideas about all non-Chinese people. But after being rescued from a snowstorm by a black man she is forced to rethink her beliefs. Then there's Pepe, Anna's boyfriend, a hopeless womanizer who operates under a false identity. Tanya, a beautiful woman from the Dominican Republic, waits tables in a coffee bar hiding away from a disturbing, secret past. Their stories of pride, hope, fear and desire collide in the melting pot of this big city. In color and b & w._ This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Vanguard
  • DVD Release Date: June 30, 2008
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B001BXTQO6

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Shot entirely in the Montreal region, and with a young Malaysian/Canadian, Hunt Hoe, at the helm, this work is fragmented into three separate stories, some characters from each having small roles in the others. The first (untitled) episode is filmed in black and white with this method usurped by colour for the remaining pair. The initial segment relates of incidents in the life of May Li (Bonnie Mak), an employment counselor whose recently widowed mother (Waei Pai), a Chinese citizen who will be living with her daughter, believes that all non-Chinese are "ghosts", this negative attitude clearly becoming troublous for May Li and also for her French Canadian boyfriend, whose attempts to please the older lady are rebuffed, causing a reduction in mutual warmth for the young couple, until a possible solution emerges following contact with another non-Chinese immigrant who has given assistance to May Li's mother during a violent snowstorm. The second piece: "The Ballad of Anna and Pepe", tells of an emigrant from Greece, Anna (Evyenia), who expends a great deal of energy (partially expressed through voiceover) trumpeting her concepts of freedom from the needs of men, although a co-worker, accountant Pepe (Carlo Alacchi), has some hope of altering her beliefs, his efforts to do so making up the main portion of the film's storyline. The final portion of this small anthology, "Waitress in a Doughnut Shop", is the lengthiest, with its subject being a young woman from the Dominican Republic, Tanya (Camille Martinez), and her association with three regular clients of the café that employs her. This is the most serious in mood of the trio of tales, director Hoe framing the action around a theme mixture that is known for bedevilling contemporary society.Read more ›
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