Joy Luck Club, The (page 4 of 11)

The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here in front, from left, Diana C. Weng (as Lindo's Servant) and Zhi Xiang Xia (as Huang Taitai's Servant). From the book, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Red Candle, Lindo conjures a tale to convince her mother-in-law. "He said the servant girl is Tyan-yu's true spiritual wife. And the seed he has planted will grow into Tyan-yu's child." Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, a painting portrait in the Huangs’ house. From the book, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Red Candle, Lindo convincingly tells her mother-in-law, "They knew you would not believe me," I said in a remorseful tone, "(…) So our ancestors said they would plant the signs, to show our marriage is now rotting." / "What nonsense from your stupid head," said Huang Taitai, sighing. But she could not resist. "What signs?" / "In my dream, I saw a man with a long beard and a mole on his cheek." / "Tyan-yu's grandfather?" asked Huang Taitai. I nodded, remembering the painting I had observed on the wall.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here in front, from left, Guo-Rong Chin (as Huang Taitai, Lindo’s mother-in-law), Irene Ng (as Lindo, kneeling on floor) and Hsu Ying Li (as Matchmaker). From the book, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Red Candle, Lindo creates a scene to escape her marriage. Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Irene Ng (as Lindo). From the book, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Red Candle, Lindo Jong recounts her planned anguish to escape her marriage, “(…) And our ancestors became very angry. They shouted that the marriage was doomed! They said that Tyan-yu's end of the candle had blown out! Our ancestors said Tyan-yu would die if he stayed in this marriage!" ’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Guo-Rong Chin (as Huang Taitai, Lindo’s mother-in-law). From the book, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Red Candle, Lindo remembers, ‘Huang Taitai flew into another kind of rage. "My son says he's planted enough seeds for thousands of grandchildren. Where are they? It must be you are doing something wrong." And after that she confined me to the bed so that her grandchildren's seeds would not spill out so easily.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, William Gong (as Tyan-yu, Lindo’s husband). From the book, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Red Candle, Lindo Jong remembers, ‘That's when I could see what was underneath Tyan-yu. He was scared and turned his face. He had no desire for me, but it was his fear that made me think he had no desire for any woman. He was like a little boy who had never grown up.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Irene Ng (as Lindo) facing her husband. From the book, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Red Candle, Lindo Jong describes, ‘That night I sat on Tyan-yu's bed and waited for him to touch me. But he didn't. I was relieved. The next night, I lay straight down on the bed next to him. And still he didn't touch me.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here from left, Guo-Rong Chin (as Huang Taitai, Lindo’s mother-in-law) and Irene Ng (as Lindo). From the book, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Red Candle, Lindo receives harshness from her mother-in-law, ‘ "Bad wife!" she cried. "If you refuse to sleep with my son, I refuse to feed you or clothe you." So that's how I knew what my husband had said to avoid his mother's anger. I was also boiling with anger, but I said nothing, remembering my promise to my parents to be an obedient wife.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here from left, William Gong (as Tyan-yu, Lindo’s husband) and Irene Ng (as Lindo). From the book, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Red Candle, Lindo Jong remembers, ‘When it grew quiet, Tyan-yu said, "This is my bed. You sleep on the sofa." He threw a pillow and a thin blanket to me. I was so glad!’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, William Gong (as Tyan-yu, Lindo’s husband). From the book, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Red Candle, Lindo Jong reflects, ‘So I didn't have instant love for my future husband the way you see on television today. I thought of this boy more like a troublesome cousin.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.