Yellow is Forbidden

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

Guo Pei’s work hit headlines when Rihanna wore her hand-embroidered canary yellow gown (it took her two years to make) to the Met Gala in 2015. The diminutive designer grew up during the Cultural Revolution, when fashion in China was non-existent. She learnt her craft from her nimble-fingered grandmother and at the Number 2 Light Industry School. The contract with the rarefied Chamber Syndicale de la Haute Couture couldn’t be greater, although Guo shares their dedication to uncompromising quality and artistry. New Zealand director Brett Kelly (A Flickering Truth, SFF 2016) delves in the world of fashion, revealing dramatic changes in China, and it’s perception in the world.

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Year: 2017
Director: Pietra Brettkelly
Production Companies: Libertine Pictures, PBK
Producers: Pietra Brettkelly, Richard Fletcher, Naomi Wallwork
Screenwriters: Pietra Brettkelly
Guo Pei, Philip Treacy, Wendi Murdoch, Godfrey Deeny
Madman Entertainment
International Sales:
The Films Sales Co
Tribeca, Hot Docs, Sydney, NZIFF, Vancouver
Running Time:
97 mins