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.