Asian American Showcase: Closing Night - SMOKING TIGERS


THEATER 1 Thu, May 23 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:So Young Shelly Yo
Cast:Ji-young Yoo
Jeong Jun-ho
Abin Shim
Erin Yoo
Screenwriter:So Young Shelly Yo


Set in Los Angeles in the early 2000s, SMOKING TIGERS follows Hayoung, played by Ji-young Yoo (EXPATS), a lonely 16-year-old Korean American girl who is taken under the wings of three wealthy students she meets at an elite academic boot-camp. As she falls deeper into their world, Hayoung works harder to hide her problematic family and lower-income background from her new friends, only to discover the bittersweet pains of adulthood that will shape her life.