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Didi
Didi

Didi

Inspired by coming-of-age classics like STAND BY ME, THE 400 BLOWS, and LADYBIRD, this film adds a unique layer to the genre through the lens of a Taiwanese American boy from an immigrant family...

WHEN & WHERE

Jul 30, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Regal Atlantic Station, 261 19th St NW #1250, Atlanta, GA 30363, USA

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DÌDI (弟弟) is the feature film debut of breakout filmmaker Sean Wang, who received significant recognition and an Oscar nomination this year for his short documentary film NAI NAI & WÀI PÓ. Set in Fremont, CA in 2008, DÌDI (弟弟) takes audiences on a nostalgic journey through a young boy’s last month of summer before starting high school. It is an ode to the joy and chaos of adolescence including developing one’s first crush, fitting in with a new group of friends, and navigating the perfectly crafted AOL instant message and MySpace profile. Inspired by coming-of-age classics like STAND BY ME, THE 400 BLOWS, and LADYBIRD, the film adds a unique layer to the genre through the lens of a Taiwanese American boy from an immigrant family. The film showcases the complexities and shame of cultural identity (being the “whitest” or “coolest” Asian) through the mother-son story at its core between impressionable teenager Chris, aka Wang-Wang, (Izaac Wang) and his well-intentioned mother Chungsing (Joan Chen).

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