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17 Years to Earth

USA, 1997 (MIFF 1998, Fiction)

Director: Perry Lin

17 Years to Earth takes us on a journey through a young girl's diary. She writes about a perfect life full of love and happiness. Unfortunately, none of it is true. Director Perry Lin handles this story of a girl's bittersweet voyage of self-discovery with sensitivity and an eye for detail, producing both funny and truly poignant moments. This film combines a powerful screenplay and excellent performances in a study of grand themes - truth, love, identity - on an intimate scale.

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