Teresa Daley, Chen Shiang-Chyi, Josh Whitehouse
Country of Origin
English, Mandarin, Taiwanese
Director of Photography: Gareth Munden
Editor: Hoping Chen
Produced by: Peter J Kirby, Chang Chin, Chiou Zi-Ning, Shuang Teng
Music: Lu Lu-ming
Screenplay by: Jenny Lu, Yeh Yi-Wen
Production Designer: Kane Silks
Sound Production: Agnes Liu, Wu Zhe
The Receptionist (Jie Xian Yuan)
Part of the Best of British Strand
Unable to find a job, Tina (Teresa Daley), a Taiwanese recent graduate living in London, starts working in an illegal massage parlour as a receptionist. As she gradually comes to know the women in this most dysfunctional of artificial families, where sex lies at the core of everything, she sees how they struggle to find a way to make their lives work, with an undercurrent of violence and danger always lurking. Jenny Lu’s impressive UK/Taiwan co-production featured in EIFF’s inaugural Works in Progress strand last year.
Supported by Taiwan Academy Scotland and the University of Edinburgh.
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