Dìdi (弟弟) @ Seattle International Film Festival 2024

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📸: Dìdi (弟弟) | SIFF 2024

Dìdi (弟弟) screens as part of Seattle International Film Festival 2024

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📆 Saturday, May 18th
⏰ 6:15 pm
📍 SIFF Cinema Egyptian: 805 E Pine St, Seattle

📆 Sunday, May 19th
⏰ 1 pm
📍 SIFF Cinema Egyptian: 805 E Pine St, Seattle

An affectionate term for “younger brother” in Mandarin, Sean Wang’s Dìdi (弟弟) is a delightful, summer-soaked film about what it means to grow up. Set in 2008, Chris (Izaac Wang), a thirteen-year-old first-generation Taiwanese-American, is preparing for his first year in high school in the Bay Area. He spends his summer goofing around with his friends and, in the process, learning what they don’t teach you at school, like how to skate, flirt, and love your mom (Joan Chen of Twin Peaks fame plays his). For the movie, Wang cast mostly first-time actors in the teenage roles and even employed his grandmother, Chang Li Hua, as Chris’s nai nai. Dìdi (弟弟) is both a deeply personal and nostalgic portrait of Wang’s own childhood that will speak to anyone who grew up in the era before social media took over everything. Bring back AIM

🏆 Winner of the US Dramatic Audience Award at Sundance 2024

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Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.