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14 Ratings

Siao Yu

Shao nu xiao yu

Directed by Sylvia Chang
Taiwan, 1995
Drama, Comedy


It recites the familar litany of dead-end jobs and marriages of convenience found in illegal immigrant/Green Card movies set in New York. Siao Yu has to cohabit with her paid-for Italian-American husband to convince the Immigration Department that the marriage isn’t phoney.

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Siao Yu Directed by Sylvia Chang

Critics reviews

It’s blessedly free of romance, Liu and Travanti instead forming a touching and wholly chaste friendship. Chang shows a deft eye for location, capturing an older, dirtier version of the city, its late night streets and tiny, cramped apartments.
May 18, 2018
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  • Mtume Gant's rating of the film Siao Yu

    If you are programming a retrospective of about NY films during the 90's or about Immigration or communities we rarely see films about...Siao Yu should make that program every single time. Chang handles it brilliantly giving a dedication to the under told story of Asian Immigration to the U.S. while also giving an ode to the unsung leftist artists who leave this world with no fanfare. Beautiful work. 4.5

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