American Girl (2021 film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American Girl
Theatrical release poster
Traditional Chinese美國女孩
Hanyu PinyinMěiguó Nǚhái
Directed byFiona Roan Feng-i
Written byFeng-I Fiona Roan
Li Bing
Produced byClifford Miu
Amy Ma
StarringKarena Lam
Kaiser Chuang
Caitlin Fang
CinematographyGiorgos Valsamis
Media Asia Films
Splash Pictures
JVR Music
GHY Culture and Media
Distributed byClover Films
Golden Village Pictures
Netflix (international)
Release dates
Running time
101 minutes

American Girl (Chinese: 美國女孩) is a 2021 Taiwanese drama film directed as the debut feature by Fiona Roan Feng-i.[1] It depicts the semi-autobiographical story of Fen Liang, who returns to Taiwan from the United States with her mother and younger sister after their mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, during the 2002–2004 SARS outbreak. The film is executive produced by acclaimed director Tom Shu-Yu Lin, and is now exclusively available in over 190 countries and territories on Netflix.[2][3]


Critical reception[edit]

American Girl was officially selected in the 2021 Tokyo International Film Festival’s Asian Future competition section. The film won five Golden Horse Awards, including Best New Performer for Caitlin Fang, Best New Director for Fiona Roan Feng-i, Best Cinematography for Giorgos Valsamis, the Audience Choice Award, and the FIPRESCI Prize during the 58th Golden Horse Awards.[4][5]


Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2022 Hong Kong Film Awards Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan American Girl Won [6]


  1. ^ Chow, Vivienne (2021-11-02). "Taiwan's Virtual AFM Pavilion Packed With Breakout Pics". Variety. Retrieved 2022-03-09.
  2. ^ "【American Girl". 34th Tokyo International Film Festival(2021). Retrieved 2022-03-09.
  3. ^ "American Girl: Karena Lam in award-winning family drama". South China Morning Post. 2021-12-06. Retrieved 2022-03-09.
  4. ^ "'American Girl' wins Golden Horse audience award and FIPRESCI Prize". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 2022-03-09.
  5. ^ "Golden Horse Awards: Taiwanese-American Fiona Feng-i Roan wins best new director". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 2022-03-09.
  6. ^ Jianne Soriano (February 16, 2022). "Hong Kong Film Awards 2022: Full List of". Tatler Asia. Tatler Asia Limited (Edipresse). Retrieved June 13, 2022.

External links[edit]