In Conversation with Film Director Jenny Lu (The Receptionist, 2017)//盧謹明//接線員//

Post-screening Q&A with Film Director Jenny Lu 

Cineworld Fountain Park, Edinburgh

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The Receptionist (接線員)

Jenny Lu / Taiwan / 2017 / 102 mins 

Part of the Best of British Strand


Director Bio

Jenny Lu has written and directed The Man Who Walked on the Moon (2014), which won Best Fantasy Award in Amsterdam International Film Festival 2015. In 2014, she was selected for Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab, and her script for The Receptionist won the Best Screenplay Award in Taiwan.



  • Teresa Daley, Chen Shiang-Chyi, Josh Whitehouse
  • Director of Photography: Gareth Munden
  • Editor: Hoping Chen
  • Produced by: Peter J Kirby, Chang Chin, Chiou Zi-Ning, Shuang Teng
  • Music: Lu Lu-ming
  • Screenplay by: Jenny Lu, Yeh Yi-Wen
  • Production Designer: Kane Silks
  • Sound Production: Agnes Liu, Wu Zhe


The Receptionist is a drama based on an illegal massage parlour in London, and follows the lives of the employees and clients as seen through the eyes of a Taiwanese graduate employed as a receptionist. Weighed down by financial problems, a Taiwanese girl Tina secretly takes a job as a receptionist at an illegal massage parlour in London. As she slowly gets to know the women who work there, Tina is forced to question her values as she discovers humour and humanity in the most unlikely of places. But how far will she be drawn into this world, and can she avoid losing herself in the process?