Transitioning into adulthood is a long and arduous process. But people often feel they should have everything figured out by a certain age, which rarely happens, if at all.
Every character in the story struggles with a sense of dissatisfaction or void they don’t quite understand. In the context of young marriages and careers, an effort to fix the apparent issues ends up upsetting things further, prompting an unforeseen set of dilemmas and realizations. But perhaps these complications are necessary to push things forward.
This story, in the end, is that of love between two people. But sometimes, love is only everlasting in its impact on a person’s path in life, as finding moments of deep completion with another human being can be a powerful fuel to bring about the necessary courage to face the unknown.
-Jaime Lee, writer/director of Bittersweet Monday