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Centred around a large, black mole, Sally's Beauty Spot ruminates on the notion of blackness. Obsessed with the blemish on her body, Sally (the filmmaker's sister) tries scrubbing, washing and hiding the black mark but it doesn't go away. Using scenes from the classic 1960s miscegenation melodrama The World of Suzie Wong, in which William Holden plays an artist who Falls in love with his model Nancy Kwan, to explore popular conceptions of interracial romance and underscore Sally's own questioning of the Lotus Blossom/Dragon Lady stereotype in constructions of Asian femininity and sexuality.

Tales of the Street Corner

Aru Machikado No Monogatari
MIFF 1995