The Film

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.

Trailer Coming Soon

Opening in Theaters September 2019


“Semi-estranged siblings reunite over their father’s deathbed in GOOK director Justin Chon’s stylish character drama.”

“A character study-cum-mood piece of dolorous style and saturated color.”

—Dennis Harvey, VARIETY

“Dwells quietly in the limbo of those waiting for a loved one to die.”

“Gorgeously shot and sensitively acted.”

“A demonstration of range from the actor-turned-director.”

“Lenser Ante Cheng, who shot Chon’s Gook in crisp monochrome, cast a lush spell when Kasie goes out into the night, with colors and textures reminiscent of Christopher Doyle’s work with Wong Kar Wai.”


“Brilliant drama that follows a young woman through the trials of adulthood, the evolving connections with family, and what it means to claim residence in a place you that you never felt a connection.”

—Norman Gidney, FILM THREAT

“We should be past the point of excessive praise for a male filmmaker who actually sees women characters as whole people, Justin Chon has — along with his co-screenwriter Chris Dinh — endowed his latest protagonist with so many uniquely human complexities that he does deserve some praise. The rest of it belongs to actress Tiffany Chu, who enriches MS. PURPLE with a performance that is both vulnerable and fearsome, softhearted and severe all at once.”


Contact Information

For booking inquiries, please contact:
Andrew Carlin
Oscilloscope Laboratories

For press inquiries, please contact:
Sydney Tanigawa
212-219-4029 ext. 41

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