Yellow is Forbidden 2018 G

10.30AM Sat 11 Sep 2021 (1hr 37mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Yellow is Forbidden follows Guo Pei, the designer of the show-stopping gown worn by Rihanna to the 2015 Met Gala. It captures Guo striving to become the first Chinese designer to be accepted by Paris’s exclusive Haute Couture. Despite growing up during the Cultural Revolution when there was no degree course offered in fashion, Guo is now internationally renowned for her lavish creations that take years to make. The documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the machinations of the fashion world and Guo’s determination and vision to create meticulously crafted pieces in an industry dominated by fast fashion.

G | General

CREDITS

DIGITAL, COLOUR, STEREO, 97 MINUTES, NEW ZEALAND/NETHERLANDS/SWEDEN/CHINA/FRANCE/ITALY/SWITZERLAND/UNITED STATES, CHINESE/ENGLISH/FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: PIETRA BRETTKELLY / SCRIPT: PIETRA BRETTKELLY, TRISH CARTER, JOANNA PAUL, MOLLY MALENE STENSGAARD / CINEMATOGRAPHERs: JACOB BRYANT, JAKE BRYANT / EDITORs: NICHOLAS CHAUDEURGE, MARGOT FRANCIS / PROD CO: AVROTROS & SVT, GAUMONT-PATHÉ ARCHIVES, LIBERTINE PICTURES, NATIONAL ARCHIVES, NEW ZEALAND FILM COMMISSION / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP