64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

Asian Americans Ben and Miko, a young couple, are struggling to make ends meet – he as an aspiring director and she as a writer. Delightfully poignant, Ben grapples with his dual identity and insecurities. However, when Miko announces that she's moving to New York, Ben is forced to grow up. Based on the graphic novel of the same name by the great American cartoonist Adrian Tomine (who also wrote the film’s screenplay), Shortcomings is a spirited debut filled with humor and energy, capturing the zeitgeist of a new, restless generation of Americans while simultaneously addressing pressing questions of racial identity, engaging in a conversation reminiscent of the finest moments of Woody Allen or Noah Baumbach. By introducing us to an exceptional cast of young actors, Shortcomings, equally as comedic as it is dark, reinvigorates our faith in independent cinema.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Randall Park
Script: Adrian Tomine
Cinematography: Santiago Gonzalez
Editing: Robert Nassau
Sound: Benjamin Berger
Music: Gene Back
Actors: Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Tavi Gevinson, Debby Ryan, Sonoya Mizuno
Production: Imminent Collision, Roadside Attractions, Picture Films, Topic Studios, Tango
Producers: Hieu Ho, Randall Park, Michael Golamco, Margot Hand, Jennifer Berman, Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff
Costumes: Ava Yuriko Hama
Production Design: Bill Boes
Executive producer: Ryan Heller, Michael Bloom, Maria Zuckerman, Jennifer Semler, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, Neil Shah, Max Silva, Daniel Hank, Ryan Paine, Adrian Tomine
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 92'
Contact: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Randall Park

Randall Park (1974) is an American film and television actor, comedian, writer, and director of South Korean descent. He attended UCLA and finished with an undergraduate degree in English and creative writing and a Master in Asian-American Studies. While attending UCLA, Park co-founded the LCC Asian American Theater Group. He has appeared in numerous television shows and films, and is best known for his role as Louis Huang in the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat (2015–2020), for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series award in 2016.


2006 Dr. Miracles (short)
2022 Shortcomings