An awkwardly humourous film about a lonely female security guard working at a deteriorating strip mall. Isolated and friendless, a glimmer of hope appears when a charming make-up salesman shows her kindness, leading to an unexpected sexual encounter.
"Wong’s deft script and sure-handed direction means that even as these characters spiral, we never blame one or the other. It’s a unique approach to storytelling and character building, and it signals Wong as a major talent to watch." - Katie Walsh, LA Times
"a millennial’s take on Rashomon, with humour, soul-searching and social media commentary included in the fractured glances. It’s so well put together, it’s hard to believe this is Wong’s first feature."
- Peter Howell, Toronto Star
Nominated: "John Dunning Discovery Award" Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Nominated: "Best Canadian Film Award" Toronto Film Critics Association
Winner: "Comcast Best Narrative Feature Award", Centre for Asian American Media's CAAMFEST
Winner: "Best Narrative Feature Award", San Diego Asian Film Festival
Winner: "Best Narrative Feature Award" and "Audience Choice Award", Austin Asian Film Festival
Winner: "Best Actress", Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Official Selection: 2017 Slamdance Film Festival, 34th Torino Film Festival, 2017 Atlanta Film Festival, 2017 New Orleans Film Festival, 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival, 2017 St. John's International Women's Film Festival
Director & Writer: Joyce Wong Producers: Matt Greyson, Harry Cherniak, Joyce Wong
Cast: Reid Asselstine, Darrel Gamotin, Francis Melling, Ellie Posadas
Director of Photography: Maya Bankovic Production Designer: Adam Belanger
Editor: Darby MacInnis Sound Design: Post Office Inc.
Additional Songs: Goh Nakamura
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