Since 1989, my mom, Evelyn has been my trusty sidekick, best friend and confidant to accompany me to Cannes every consecutive year since. I am sure many of you have seen this 4'10" Asian American mom whizzing down the Croisette to a screening or to meet me at a reception, with the sparkle of a teenager in love with the movies. Her love for cinema rubbed off onto me as a child and stuck with me as a career... Strand Releasing co-president Marcus Hu writes about why he and his Mom are not at the Cannes Film Festival.