Children of Invention
One of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film," writer-director Tze Chun makes "a fine feature film debut" (New York Times) with one of the most-awarded and best-reviewed films of the year. CHILDREN OF INVENTION, winner of 16 festival awards, is by turns humorous and heartbreaking. After being evicted, hardworking single mom Elaine Cheng (Cindy Cheung, LADY IN THE WATER) tries to maintain a normal life for her children, Raymond and Tina. Elaine juggles a number of jobs, including working for a questionable pyramid scheme. When Elaine doesn't return home one night, nobody knows the kids are home alone, and they are left to fend for themselves. As the days pass, Raymond, a budding inventor, realizes he needs to come up with a plan to take care of his little sister.