37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Mama Boy

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Xiao-hong, a painfully shy, almost thirty-year-old fish store employee, lives alongside his control-freak mother, Meiling, who seemingly calls all the shots in his life. After a catastrophic blind date set up by Meiling, Xiao-hong’s cousin decides to take him to a sleazy local hotel that houses an underground prostitution business, hoping Xiao-hong can gain some experience with women. Although Xiao-hong’s first experience leads him to run away in a panic , he eventually develops a meaningful yet unconventional relationship with Sister Lele, an older woman who runs the escort business. Mama Boy offers a comedic tale of delayed first love, and the unconventional journey to find it.


Thursday, November 3


8:00 PM


Violet Crown 4

Film Info

Director: Arvin Chen

Runtime: 99 min

Year: 2022

Country: Taiwan

Language: Mandarin

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Kai Ko, Vivian Hsu, Yu Tzu Yu, Fandy Fan