Bao (2018)

Director: Domee Shi
Writer: Domee Shi
Cast: Sindy Lau, Sharmaine Yeoh, Tim Zhang
Seen on: 3.8.2018

She (Sindy Lau) has always hoped for children, but never had them. When one of the dumplings she made comes to life, she is therefore overjoyed. But parenting isn’t easy.

Bao is a wonderfully sweet and touching short film with beautiful animation. It uses a great metaphor extremely well, managing to be both seriously heartfelt and funny at the same time. There is so much crammed into those 8 minutes, it’s really amazing – and a testament to Shi’s narrative skills. Just lovely.

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