Acclaimed Coming-of-Age Film Dìdi (弟弟) to Screen at 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival

Written and directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sean Wang, the film is slated under the "festival favorite" category.

After earning acclaim at Sundance Film Festival, Dìdi (弟弟) is slated to have its Texas premiere at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Film & TV Festival.

Written and directed by Sean Wang, the film is listed as a "festival favorite." And last year, Wang's Academy Award-nominated documentary short, Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó, won the SXSW Short Documentary Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.

Dìdi (弟弟) is a funny, irreverent, and affecting ode to first-generation teenagers navigating the joy and chaos of adolescence. SXSW summarized the coming-of-age film: "In 2008, during the last month of summer before high school begins, an impressionable 13-year-old Taiwanese American boy learns what his family can’t teach him: how to skate, how to flirt, and how to love your mom."

The film is produced by Carlos López Estrada, Josh Peters, Valerie Bush, and Sean Wang. It stars Izaac Wang, Joan Chen, Shirley Chen, and Chang Li Hua. Dìdi (弟弟) is an Antigravity Academy and Spark Features production—with Chris Quintos Cathcart, Tyler Boehm, Robina Riccitiello, Joan Chen, Chris Columbus, Eleanor Columbus, Dave A. Liu and Jennifer J. Pritzker serving as executive producers.