28th SGIFF: In Conversation | The White Girl

Description

In Jenny Suen’s The White Girl, Hong Kong’s reimagined future is painted as a city on its last legs of authenticity before commercialization and gentrification take over. Essentially a love paean to their hometown, the film is a search for identity and space at the moment of its disappearance, drawn from their own personal feelings. Starring ingénue Angela Yuen as The White Girl and Japanese award-winning actor Joe Odagiri, we find out more about film’s conceptualization, the birth of the characters and how the film relates to Hong Kong today.


Jenny Suen is a Hong Kong writer, producer and director. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was named Dean's Scholar. The White Girl, her first feature film, premiered at the London Film Festival 2017.

Christopher Doyle is a renowned award-winning cinematographer, famed for his work in numerous films including Wong Kar Wai’s In The Mood For Love (2000), Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park (2007) and Jim Jarmusch’s The Limits of Control (2009), amongst many others. The White Girl is his fourth feature film.

Angela Yuen is a rising star in the Hong Kong film and TV industry, dubbed the “Hipster Goddess” by her many fans. The White Girl is her first leading role in a feature film.


The White Girl will be screened as part of the Special Presentation section on 28 November, 7pm at Capitol Theatre.


Official Website: sgiff.com

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Tue Nov 28, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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Venue
ArtScience Museum, Expression Gallery, Level 4
Tickets
Free Seating (Refundable) $5.00

On sale until Nov 28, 2017, 2:00:00 PM

Venue Address
6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974 Singapore
Organizer
Singapore International Film Festival
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