Meditation Park

Director: Mina Shum Year: 2017 Run Time: 94min

Meditation Park opens with Maria (Cheng Pei Pei), the matriarch of a Chinese-Canadian family, hosting a birthday celebration for her workaholic husband, Bing, (Tzi Ma), along with her similarly overworked daughter (Sandra Oh in a brilliant performance) and her own family.

Maria clearly reveres Bing and the sacrifices he has made for their family – so when she discovers another woman’s panties in his pocket, she's forced to confront the harsh reality that her world may not be what it seemed.

As Maria wrestles with what to do about her discovery, she befriends a group of local eccentrics and a grumpy neighbour (Don McKellar). Maria’s journey of self-discovery soon teaches her everyone’s lives are more complicated than she has been led to believe.

“Shum mines her favourite theme – immigrant experience in Canada – in what seems at first to be a gentle slice of life but eventually develops a powerful emotional force.” – Susan G. Cole, NOW Magazine


Mina Shum


Mina Shum


Raymond Massey II, Mina Shum, Stephen Hegyes


Tzi Ma, Pei-Pei Cheng, Sandra Oh






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Ratings by Province:

G Alberta
G British Columbia
G Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
G Northwest Territories
G Nunavut
G Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
PG Québec
G Saskatchewan
NR Yukon