2019, 87 minutes, Digital, NR
Director: Justin Chon
Cast: Tiffany Chu, Teddy Lee, Octavio Pizano, and James Kang
From award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (Gook), Ms. Purple is a poignant drama about sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with profound emotional wounds from the difficulty of the parental dynamic. Now, with their father on his death bed, the estranged Carey comes home to help Kasie care for him. Old ties are renewed and a relationship restored in this vibrant, deeply affecting portrait of Asian American siblinghood in Los Angeles.
Read Director Justin Chon’s interview in Slash Film for insight on how his characters reflect the first-generation immigrants he grew up with in Irvine, California — and their struggle on the fringes of society.
Sundance Film Festival