"A Chinese girl owes a staggering
smuggling debt to the Snakeheads — and the sweatshop pays three
cents a piece. But there’s another way. The gangs. Bodywork. And
Full Service at two hundred an hour."
Winner of NYU’s Adam Balsano Award for Social Significance, Triple
8 Palace is an Official Selection of The Cannes
Film Festival and of the famed Beijing Academy Film Festival.
In Triple 8 Palace,
directed by Alexander Ku,
Qian Yi stars
as a girl struggling to survive in a vibrant, destructive Chinese-American
sub-culture fragmented by ambition and desire.
2007 / 30 minutes / color / 1.85:1 aspect ratio
TRIPLE 8 PALACE
Qian Yi • Steven Chan • Ting Zhang • Carl Ka-Ho Li •
with Rob Yang • Produced by Sylvia Lloses • Rebecca Pietri
• Rafael del Toro • Cinematography Michelle McCabe • Editor
Adrienne Haspel • Sound Chris Arbisi • Written and Directed
by Alexander Ku
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection
NYU FIRST RUN FILM FESTIVAL - Adam Balsano Award for Social Significance
BEIJING ACADEMY FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection