While most Canadians have days off in December to spend time with family and friends, restaurants across the country are scrambling to crank out Canadian Chinese comfort food.
A short documentary produced by UWindsor film professor Tony Lau tells the story of a family-run Chinese restaurant spreading deep-fried cheer.
The film explores the bittersweet balance of business and life through two meals: one, the staples of take-out Chinese Canadian cuisine delivered across the city, and the other a traditional Cantonese feast for the entire family coming together on Christmas night.
The production crew included two UWindsor alumni, notes Lau — sound mixer Jordan Cutler and camera assistant Armend Bajrami.
A Sweet & Sour Christmas won the audience choice award at the Boston Asian American Film Festival. Watch it now: