A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from empty nest syndrome gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes alive.

Bao (2018) - IMDb

This sweet short film, rich and heartwarming, is one of the first cinema products to depict the Chinese immigrant community in Canada. It’s a contemporary fairy tale with adult thematics, also innovative in its technique, in light and color rendering. The director, Domee Shi, is the first woman to direct a short film produced by Pixar.

Bao premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2018 and was screened in cinemas as a opening to Incredibles 2. It won the Oscar for Animated Short Film in 2019.

Title: BAO
Director: Domee Shi
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Running time: 8′