Directed by Sunny Yu
Bao-Li wants to do what’s best for his wife, Jia-Jia, and their infant daughter. Despite his love of family, he grapples with his desires, which may be his undoing. From director Sunny Yu, THE KIDS is a story of how love and sacrifice are often intertwined.
Bao-Li and Jia-Jia are two teenagers trying their best to navigate adolescence and parenthood at the same time. They don’t immediately connect as soulmates, but their chance meeting on the school rooftop is enough to bind them indefinitely. Before long, Jia-Jia gets pregnant. Soon, their lives are turned upside-down as they are forced to give up the last shreds of their childhood as they’re thrusted into the reality of parenthood.
Abandoning school to work tirelessly, they quickly realize that love isn’t always enough to keep a family together, putting the two young parents in difficult positions. When you’re young, all your decisions should be about your growth and progress — but Bao-Li and Jia-Jia can’t afford that luxury.
— Jillian Kizer
Co-presented by: Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP) SF
Director/Writer: Sunny Yu
Producer : Arvin Chen
Cinematographer : Chi-Wei Pei
Editor : Arvin Chen