Focus Features Sets Summer Release For Sundance Award Winner ‘Dìdi’

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Focus Features will open its Sundance Film Festival acquisition Didi on July 26.

The movie from Oscar nominee Sean Wang premiered 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.

Inspired by Wang’s youth, the pic follows a 13-year old Taiwanese-American in the last month of summer 2008 before high school begins. The boy learns what his family can’t teach him: how to skate, how to flirt, and how to love your mom. Wang also wrote in addition to directing.

Producers are Carlos López Estrada, Josh Peters, Valerie Bush and Wang. Didi stars Izaac Wang, Joan Chen, Shirley Chen and Chang Li Hua.

Wang’s latest film, Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó (Grandma & Grandma), premiered at SXSW 2023 where it won the Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award and is currently nominated for Best Documentary Short Film for the 96th Academy Awards.

Focus Features currently has Zelda Williams’ Lisa Frankenstein in theaters which has grossed $4.4M through Feb. 13.

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