America is a melting pot and we still have those who are first generation here trying to find their way. Regardless of ethnicity or belief we struggle with finding our identity, not necessarily the ones our parents would like for us. Poignant, this film is a slow slice of life that is oddly relatable and hopeful, full of the spirit of the Sundance film festival theme this year – risk. While I didn’t love it, I was struck by its underlying message and look at teenage struggle. Interestingly, the writer chose the night of the premiere to call and tell her mother that she had done a film, with very little reference to the topic. It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall when that discussion takes place. It’s telling of just how sensitive and life changing this film is. Beautiful cinematography. Lead actress was best when interacting in a foreign language as she didn’t know the language and therefore had to pay attention, less “acting”. While interesting, can’t recommend it for date night.