My Marriage, My Parents

Wuna Wu


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How does marriage, a happy union between two people in love, turn families into enemies?

In Taiwan, a country with the lowest marriage and birth rate in the world. When two people tell their families that they’re getting married, obstacles abound. Follow us on this twisted journey into the distorted world of Chinese “unholy” matrimony.

Long Synopsis

When Wuna decided to marry her soul mate, she thought her father would be supportive and welcome a son-in-law into the family. But to her dismay he was against her marrying a man four years younger than her, believing the marriage would be doomed. She soon found countless couples-to-be going through this battle with their parents, and wondered if this is what’s contributing the low marriage and birth rate in Taiwan.

Bill’s parents think his fiancée Yolanda isn’t good enough for Bill and take it upon themselves to set up dates for Bill in order he can meet and marry a woman they find suitable. When Bill refuses to leave Yolanda, Bill’s parents write him out of their will and refuse to attend the wedding.

Stella had always been daddy’s little girl so when Stella finally decides to get married, her dad just couldn’t accept it. He threatens to kidnap Stella in order to prevent her from marrying Wilson. There’s nothing wrong with Wilson, Stella’s dad just can’t accept that his little girl is leaving him.

Duby and Wendy have bigger problems: the selected wedding date isn’t prosperous; Wendy is older than Duby; and according to customs, Wendy isn’t allowed to get married within 3 years after her grandfather’s passing. Wendy’s dad is beyond livid that Wendy is still deciding to marry, while Wendy’s mom is caught in the middle. The whole family is torn apart.

We see three couples battle it out with their respective parents as a modern-day matchmaker pulls double duty as mediator in an attempt to bridge the generational and cultural gaps parents and children.

MY MARRIAGE, MY PARENTS reveals the pain, love, humour, anguish and misunderstandings that Chinese families feel about marriage for the next generation.