Jaffa Films’ Producer and Creative Consultant, Jean Tsien’s latest edited work on TV, the film will have a world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Watch Sundance Channel‘s The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World. The show premieres in the U.S. on Monday, August 4th, at 9pm ET/PT and airing on three successive Mondays. It is a four-part documentary that profiles life in and around the West Lake Restaurant in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province.
Directed by Weijun Chen, it is an exquisite, intimate, and perceptive portrait of Chinese society.
The restaurant is set on 14 acres, with over 100 private dining rooms, pavi lions, halls, Imperial Hall, and various stages for lives performances. It serves 5,000 diners daily and employs over 800 people, including 300 chefs in five kitchens. One hall holds over 800 diners on two levels with a stage for Chinese song and dance spectacles. Each of the four episodes revolves around the owner, Qin Linzi, or President Qin as she is known, spotlighting employees, guests, and celebrations that occur in the restaurant.