Growing Pains

Nominated for Best Student Film

Directed by

Po-Yo Lin

25' • Taiwan • 2020

Chinese

Growing Pains is a film based on a true story from the director’s past. Fourteen-year-old Yao is sick of his worn-out shoes, which his father never replace for being too deep in debt. One day, after a confrontation with debt collectors, his father suddenly buys him a pair of expensive sneakers. Little did Yao know, this is the start of a painful tragedy.