3 May 2018

Pietra Brettkelly: Yellow is Forbidden

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 3 May 2018

Auckland filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly's latest documentary, Yellow is Forbidden, has just become the first New Zealand film to screen in competition at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The documentary focuses on the extraordinary story of Chinese fashion designer, Guo Pei, the daughter of a communist soldier and a teacher, who counts Rihanna and Beyonce among her clients, and attempts to join the ranks of France's elite world of haute couture. Pietra Brettkelly talks with Kathryn Ryan about story telling and her fascination with the world. Yellow is Forbidden will premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival in July.