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Jenny Suen, Christopher Doyle – The White Girl #TFF35

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In the last fishing village in Hong Kong, a girl who thinks she is invisible understands her value and starts to speak out for herself.

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12 min. and 41 sec.

PODCAST| Angelo Acerbi interviews Jenny Suen and Christopher Doyle, directors of the film The White Girl.

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Christopher Doyle pairs up with Jenny Suen on this tale about a girl with a skin, so pale that she’s called the white girl. In her village she feels like she is invisible, but she will eventually understand her value. An intense but dreamy film about acceptance, self affirmation and escape. A four-hands direction that was complex in the creation but easy in the making.

The White Girl lives a marginalised life in the last fishing village in Hong Kong. When she meets Sakamato, a young artist fleeing from fame, something inside her changes. In the meantime, the threat of gentrification looms over them…

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Jenny Suen and Christopher Doyle
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    The White Girl
  • Festival section
    Torino 35
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