Ms. Purple

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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.

Cast

Teddy Lee
as Carey
James Kang
as Young-Il
Alfredo Tavares
as Quinceanera Party Attendee
Tania Verafield
as Hospice Care Administrator
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  • It's often the moments in between Chon's loudest notes that make the best impression in "Ms. Purple," a striking character study on the responsibilities of family, and the importance of sticking around.

    Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's a ripe topic Chon clearly feels deeply, rendered in beautiful cinematography and delicate storytelling.

    Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Jude Dry

    indieWire
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  • There's enough substance here to reward the patient in this tale of two disparately isolated siblings reuniting during their father's last weeks in L.A.'s Koreatown.

    Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • Dwells quietly in the limbo of those waiting for a loved one to die.

    Jan 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Tender, intimate, but relentlessly downbeat, save for the odd, jarring change-of-tone.

    Aug 21, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Chon's newest film is a tribute to familial responsibility, told from a female perspective.

    Feb 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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