Sundance-Award Winner Dìdi (弟弟) to Premiere in Limited Theaters July 26, 2024

See the acclaimed coming-of-age movie from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sean Wang in theaters this summer.

From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sean Wang, Dìdi (弟弟) will premiere in limited theaters across the country on July 26, 2024.

Focus Features acquired the worldwide rights to the film following its premiere in competition at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, where it received critical and audience acclaim, winning both the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast.

The movie will also have its Texas premiere at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Film & TV Festival, slated as a "festival favorite."

Dìdi (弟弟) is written and directed by Wang. The film is set in 2008 in the Bay Area, and is a funny, irreverent, and affecting ode to first-generation teenagers navigating the joy and chaos of adolescence as seen through the lens of a 13-year-old Taiwanese American boy, played by Izaac Wang (Good Boys, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon). The film is produced by Carlos López Estrada, Josh Peters, Valerie Bush, and Sean Wang. It stars 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.

Wang said, “Dìdi (弟弟) is the movie I’ve always wanted to see: a coming-of-age story set in a place I know, starring people who look like those I knew, during a time when we are the worst versions of ourselves having the best time of our lives. It's been a dream to see the film resonate with so many others since our premiere at Sundance, and I’m so excited to partner with Focus to get to share this story with even more audiences who will hopefully be able to see a version of themselves in it as well.”

After the film's wildly successful premiere at Sundance, Wang quickly became an emerging director to watch. He recently was nominated for an Oscar for his documentary short Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó, which premiered at SXSW last year and won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.