Release Date: April 16, 2004
Limited release

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This film had its origin at Columbia University in 1994. A young film student named Bertha Pan began writing a script that would turn into her film thesis. After this was done, she began creating draft after draft, hoping to break into the big time. She finally made it with this film.

This powerful movie tells about three generations of women in an Asian-American family. There are two main stories told with this film. First, we focus on Kim (Bai Ling). She is a woman who gets pregnant very young. She’s not ready to raise a child herself so she abandons her daughter and asks that her mother raise her.

Now, we move into the future where Kim’s daughter Genie (Kristy Wu) is about the same age as when Kim got pregnant. Genie has fallen in love with an African-American boy, which is upsetting to her family’s traditional values. I’m sure that Genie’s grandmother is also having flashbacks about what happened to Kim at that age.

The movie had its world premiere at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. It has been making the film festival rounds and picking up quite a few awards along the way. Indican Pictures finally plans to give this film a limited theatrical release on April 16, 2004. (Marty Doskins/BOP)

Vital statistics for Face
Main Cast Bai Ling, Kristy Wu, Treach
Supporting Cast Tina Chen, Diane Cheng, Ken Leung
Director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
Screenwriter Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, Oren Moverman
Distributor Indican Pictures
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.indicanpictures.com/
Rating Unrated
Running Time 89 minutes
  • 2002 CineVegas International Film Festival – Critics Award-Special Mention (Grand Prix Directing Prize)
  • 2002 Gen Art Film Festival – Audience Award (Best Feature)
  • 2002 Urbanworld Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize (Best Director)

Awards page for Face
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture



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