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Directed by Nahyeon Lee

Sixteen-year-old Yaejin Kim (Sua Cho) lives in a gauzy, hormonal daydream, dilly-dallying on the streets and in the sheets, with her boyfriend Wes (Dan Lee).

Enamoured by her first love, she keeps her relationship a secret from her Christian mum, Hae Rin (Ha Jin Park), a Korean nail technician, as their one year anniversary celebration nears.

Their anniversary crumbles into chaos when Yaejin realises she is pregnant on their trip. Her fantasies of adulthood break down, and she begins to realise she needs the person she has pushed away most, her mother.

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