Unlikely Girl, The Directed
Wei Ling Chang USA / 2012 / 95 minutes US Premiere
In French with subtitles and English
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“The sentence below is true. The sentence above is false.” These are the words that open the film The Unlikely Girl, the exceptional entrance into feature films by director, producer and writer Wei Ling Chang. Chang delivers a nuanced drama that keeps viewers guessing from titles to credits. The Unlikely Girl is set in rural France, where sheltered American exchange student Jamie finds herself caught in a love triangle with her host sister Cecile, and Cecile’s childhood friend, Luc. Cecile’s volatile temper and Luc’s long-held crush act as both deterrents and catalysts for the trio’s friendship. Jamie is quickly drawn in to their tangled web of lies and sexual intrigue. She soon comes to realize that her host family is not at all what she thought them to be. In order to uncover the truth, Jamie must question everything that she believes, and everyone that she knows. —Heather Olin
Wei Ling is a swim addict, sleep enthusiast, photographer and filmmaker. She is obsessed with astrophysics.
When she's not pondering about wormholes, she writes, directs and produces television. Shows she worked on include the Emmy-nominated The Port Chicago Mutiny, The Bill Clinton Biography, The First 48, and MTV's Made and My Super Sweet Sixteen.
Other filmmaking adventures include the horror short Aunt Tigress, which screened at Cannes, Sitges, Comic Con, Buenos Aires, Beijing, etc.
Before making movies, Wei Ling worked at Miramax Films in acquisitions and at France's Metropolitan Films in development. She holds a psychology BA from Cornell University.
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