My Sweet Peony

My Sweet Peony

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30 minutes


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My Sweet Peony merges the unexpected, and the fantastical flavour of a Chinese fairy tale to tell the magical story of Zamma Chen, a Chinese-Canadian garden guide. Visitors to the garden become enchanted with her naive charms and one of them, a Daoist Immortal, leads her through the Garden's labyrinths to new paths and new beginnings. An upbeat and provocative tale about identity and desire,this film blurs and distorts the line between reality and illusion, gender and sexuality. Multi-talented musician/visual artist/filmmaker/actor/former Much Music veejay/current CBC radio host Sook-Yin Lee gives a solid performance as the gentle Zamma Chen.

Also available as a 16mm print with advanced notice.

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