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Dim Sum: A little Bit of Heart Blu-ray (Criterion Collection)

Dim Sum: A little Bit of Heart Blu-ray (Criterion Collection)

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Wayne Wang’s follow-up to his watershed indie Chan Is Missing is a family portrait that gracefully combines the director’s signature gentle humanism and eye for poignant detail. Offering another fresh perspective on San Francisco’s Chinese American community, Wang takes a bittersweet look at the generational pas de deux between an aging immigrant widow and her devoted daughter, torn between filial duty and her own desires. Soulfully performed by an ensemble including real-life mother and daughter Kim and Laureen Chew and Victor Wong, the Yasujiro Ozu–inspired Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart is as lovingly made as the home-cooked cuisine it celebrates.


  • High-definition digital master of a new director’s cut, supervised by director Wayne Wang, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • New conversation between Wang and filmmaker and film scholar Arthur Dong
  • Interview from 2004 with actor Laureen Chew
  • English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Brian Hu

    New cover by Josh Cochran


  • United States
  • 1985
  • 84 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English, Cantonese
  • Spine #1188