directed by Justin Chon
Narrative Feature | 2019 | USA | 87 min | English
From award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (GOOK, 2017), MS. PURPLE is a poignant drama about Asian American sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with deep 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. As they reunite over their dying father, Kasie and Carey confront their shared past, attempting to mend their relationship.
Warning: mild language, sexual content, violence
Justin Chon was born in Orange County, California where he learned to drag race Honda Civics. He most recently wrote and directed Ms. Purple that premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in the US Dramatic Competition. His previous film Gook won the NEXT Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and he was also the winner of the Kiehl's Someone to Watch Award at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. He loves long walks on the beach and reading romance novels by candlelight.