Miu Miu announces Isabel Sandoval as the Director of the 21st Miu Miu Women Tales SHANGRI-LA
by Vésma Kontere McQuillan/ Miu MIu Press Office
February 12, 2021
The twenty-first short-film in Miu Miu Women’s Tales series, SHANGRI-LA.
SHANGRI-LA is directed by Isabel Sandoval.
SHANGRI-LA premieres digitally on February 23rd, 2021 on miumiu.com and Miu Miu social channels.
The title Shangri-La summons the idea of earthly paradise, isolated from the world. For many Asian immigrants, America was a promised Shangri-La, whose reality in the 19th and early 20th century, turned out to be a different story. Isabel Sandoval’s film turns that historic gaze around — through the additional lens of a trans woman of color — into an optimistic portrait of freedom, liberation, and elusive Utopia, away from prejudice.
Photo by Brigitte Lacombe/ Words Miu Miu Press release