Yellow is Forbidden

Director: Pietra Brettkelly 2018 97 Minutes Ages 15+
Yellow is Forbidden Tue 16 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 97mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
Yellow is Forbidden Sun 21 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 97mins New Farm Six Cinemas

This documentary follows Guo Pei, the designer of the show-stopping gown worn by Rihanna to the 2015 Met Gala.

Yellow is Forbidden 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.


Classification:Ages 15+
Country:New Zealand, France and China
Language:French and Mandarin, with English subtitles
Director:Pietra Brettkelly
Producer:Pietra Brettkelly, Richard Fletcher, Naomi Wallwork
Cast:Guo Pei, Wendi Murdoch, Philip Treacy, Jack Tsao
Script:Pietra Brettkelly, Trish Carter, Joanna Paul, Molly Malene Stensgaard
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Madman Entertainment