Director: Palatpol Mingpornpichit
Runtime: 95 min
Festival year: 2017
Phoon and Yuke are a young Thai couple raising their adopted son Butr in an environment where they face legal and social barriers. When Butr and his classmates celebrate Mother’s Day at school, he is teased for having two fathers, and begins asking why he is different from all the other kids. Tensions rise and threaten the relationship when Phoon and Yuke are confronted by the director of a child protection agency who is unsympathetic to their situation. In a country where gay marriage is not yet recognized by law and traditional beliefs about families still hold strong, Fathers is a sweet romantic drama that looks at navigating childhood, staying true to yourself, and creating your own definition of family.
Screening Sponsor: Cineplex, Scotiabank
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