This deeply felt feature film debut by Shie Guang-cheng tells the story of Taiwanese expats Cindy and Joanne, living in London, who are about to have their first child. Their marital bliss is threatened when Cindy discovers that Joanne has promised their unborn son to another gay couple, their friends Charles and Tim. Told through an array of flashbacks, the film explores issues that affect many same-sex families, and is anchored by moving performances from Ke Huan-ru and newcomer Emma Reis.
Happy Birthday (Dir. Penny Chen, 5 min)
SUN | July 15 | DGA 1 | 1:45 PM
Director: Guang-cheng Shie
Taiwan | 97 minutes | 2018
Mandarin with English subtitles
Pre-Screening Celebrate Taiwan Reception: DGA Atrium | 12:30 PM
Guang-cheng Shie was born in Erhlin, Taiwan in 1969. He graduated from the sociology department of National Taiwan University in 1992, and he graduated from London International Film School in 1999. Since then, he has shot TV ads and documentaries in Taipei. Bao Bao is his first feature film.