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97 minutes

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Pietra Brettkelly


Guo Pei


Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Richard Fletcher, Naomi Wallwork

Yellow is Forbidden

Fresh from the NZ International Film Festival

YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN is a modern day Cinderella story where the brave, diminutive and daring heroine’s dream doesn’t end at the ball – China’s Guo Pei is chasing every designer’s fantasy – to become part of the exclusive yet savage world of Haute Couture. Set within the new China, YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN is a feature documentary encompassing contemporary global power dynamics and the opposition between art and commerce, looking back at the history of couture all wrapped around the beauty of fashion.

”Compelling and stimulating… an intimate, involving portrait of Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei.” – Hollywood Reporter

”Guo Pei emerges as a wonderfully engaging anchor, one who faces prejudices on account of both her race and gender, but who has an unerring desire to not be taken for granted and to ultimately succeed.” – NZ Herald

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