Arthur, a young Korean-American attorney, juggles his mother’s religious extremism with his attempts to heal his brothers’ self-destructive lives. He struggles to be a good son as well as a good brother, with no one giving him an opportunity to be himself. Ultimately, he must emerge to find his own life, apart from the cultural pressures and real-life rubble from which he comes.
The Bird Who Could Fly has earned the following honors:
Asians on Film: Winner, Best Short, Best Drama, Best Ensemble and Best DirectorGreenpoint Film Festival: Winner, Best Narrative Short
First Glance Film Festival: Winner, Best Short, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best of Festival
DisOrient Film Festival: Winner, Best Narrative Short
Asian American International Film Festival: Nominee, Best Narrative Short
Action on Film Festival: Nominee, Best Actor and Best Cinematography