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Street…Food for Thought: Shih-Ching Tsou Begins Production on “Left-Handed Girl”

Street…Food for Thought: Shih-Ching Tsou Begins Production on “Left-Handed Girl”

One of the more important creative forces in filmmaker Sean Baker camp has began lensing on her solo feature debut. Almost two decades after co-directing the micro-budgeted Take Out (with Baker) in 2004, Shih-Ching Tsou finally returns behind the camera (we just found out via her socials). In the backdrop of hustle and bustle of Taipei, Taiwan’s night markets, Left-Handed Girl is a family drama. Le Pacte looks to be one of the production companies involved.

We jumped the gun quite a bit when we projected this as a possible Sundance selection. After Take Out (the film received a Criterion treatment and will be released in September), Shih-Ching Tsou (a former Sundance Trading Cards alumni of ours) served as a producer on Starlet, Tangerine, The Florida Project and Red Rocket. She’ll likely producer credit here as well and on whatever off-the-radar project when no one was watching project that Baker will next work on.

We don’t have any other details on Left-Handed Girl except that she’ll be working with cinematographer (Taipei Suicide Story – 2020 Cannes Cinéfondation selected project) Tzu-Hao Kao on the project. Look for casting and production deets sometime soon and for this to drop at an A-list film fest next year.

Update: One reader tells us that Jian-Wei Huang (Father to Son – IFFR 2018) and Janel Tsai are starring in the film.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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