Sundance 2019 - 'Ms. Purple'
Gook director Justin Chon returns this year to Sundance with a stunning Korean-American story about two siblings reuniting as their father's health fails. Ms. Purple is moody, complex, and has no easy answers.
The film focuses on the daughter, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) who works as an escort at karaoke clubs in LA's Koreatown. She struggles to make ends meet as she is taking on the care of her vegetative father at home. She's left in dire straights as the in-home nurse she hired quits.
She reaches out to her estranged older brother, Carey (Teddy Lee). Carey left their home as a teenager but ultimately decides to come help Kasie care for their father. Through series of flashbacks we see how the family fell apart. And we also see the difficult decisions Kasie has had to make in order to provide care for her father. Throughout it all we see redemption, fury, forgiveness, grief, and acceptance beautiful portrayed in a film that will stay with you long after you see it.
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