V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

White Girl

V' 17

The White Girl

Jenny Suen, Christopher Doyle
Hongkong, 2017
Fiction, 97min, Ome/chinU

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The White Girl

Jenny Suen, Christopher Doyle
Hongkong, 2017
Fiction, 97min, Ome/chinU

Actors: 
Angela Yuen
The White Girl
Joe Odagiri
Sakamoto
Jeff Yiu
Ho Zai
Michael Ning
Village Chief
Sam Leung
Fisherman
Tony Wu
Kun
Screenplay: 
Jenny Suen
Christopher Doyle
Sound: 
Fung Yiu Tong
Luk Man Hon
Louis Lui Shi Pang
Camera: 
Christopher Doyle
Tsoi Kubbie
Editor: 
Jenny Suen
Jinpo Yip
Composer: 
Lung Dart
Joe Odagiri
Costume: 
Jenn Chan

Production: 
Pica Pica Media
Astro Shaw
Utopia Entertainment
Kino Films
World Sales: 
Kino Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

The White Girl was born allergic to the sun. Her only friend, Ho Zai, is too young to understand her problems. Her classmates tease her. Her overprotective father keeps her cooped up at home, there she builds her own world. All she wants is grow up and leave the village. At night, she meets an outsider, his name is Sakamoto. Though this film is about a love story, Sakamoto and The White Girl are not lovers. He becomes her mirror. She becomes his. That’s what love is: through another they see themselves, reflected, as the imperfect mess that human beings often are. Up at a historical ruin with Sakamoto, The White Girl finally has space to be free, from him, she learns to see the world from another angle.
Meanwhile, a group of “tourists” from mainland China arrive. They turn out to be property developers. Pearl Village shall be turned into their goldmine. That’s the moment, when The White Girl realizes the beauty of this place.

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