Published: Saturday, May 09, 2009
An actor from Burnaby is featured with other Asian-Canadian
filmmakers and artists on Shaw Multicultural Channel's second annual
Filmmakers Showcase this weekend.
Yvette Lu, who balances a part-time career as a family doctor with
her acting ventures, stars in the short film A Table for One. It's one
of a collection of shorts in the showcase, all of which explore in some
way the Asian-Canadian experience.
A Table for One, directed by Walter Ricarte, tells the story of Lisa
(Lu), an independent, hard-working but insecure woman who is unable to
let go of her past after breaking up with her longtime boyfriend.
"As a family doctor, I see people in my practice who are coping with
all kinds of life changes," Lu said in a press release.
"A relationship breakup is a common trigger for depression, and
Lisa's situation and the emotions she experiences are likely to be
familiar to many people.
"To continue struggling and living day by day with mental illness can
take immense strength, and perhaps, through art, those of us who haven't
experienced these feelings can develop increased understanding and
Lu was also featured in last year's Filmmakers Showcase as the lead
in Food for the Gods, a futuristic sci-fi/romance that has since
screened in festivals across the continent.
A Table for One is part of a program of short films on the Shaw
Multicultural Channel (Cable 119) on Sunday, May 10 from 9 to 11 p.m.,
with a repeat airing from midnight to 2 a.m.
The Filmmakers Showcase, presented in celebration of Asian Heritage
Month, is a co-production with ExplorASIAN, a month-long celebration of
Asian and Asian-Canadian arts and culture in the Lower Mainland. For
details on the filmmakers showcase, visit http://vancouver.shawtv.com
and follow the link for Shaw Multicultural Channel.
For more about Lu, see her website at www.yvettelu.com.
Photo contributed/BURNABY NOW
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