A mother struggles to accept and support her son’s pursuit to play professional basketball. Will she risk hurting the family image to accept her son?
Competitor is not your typical sports coming of age; it explores a nuanced dynamic between the main characters, a son with a passion for basketball and his traditional mother with high expectations.
This film details the characters’ wants and beliefs. Viewers will see love and understanding from a very crucial South Asian perspective. There is a vast disconnect between parent and child, which affects their communication in all aspects of life. In a culture where sorry’s, thank you’s, and I love yous are not prevalent, we see how acts of service emulate these unsaid words.