Synopsis by Ryan Shriver
First-time director -- and actor -- Huang Hong presents the tale of a goodly farmer who suddenly has his hands full with more than two dozen orphans in his household in the domestic comedy 25 Kids & One Dad. Zhao Guang (director Huang) has literally gone from rags to riches, having been an orphan raised by the townspeople of his small village to building one of the most successful chicken farms in the region. In a spontaneous moment of largesse while attending a local civil ceremony, Zhao donates a large sum of money to the regional welfare organization and proclaims his wish to adopt every orphan in the region. Soon, the farmer begins finding scores of children on his doorstep and begins the process of picking out the true orphans from the fake ones. As the final count comes down to 25, Zhao takes them in and begins to feed, clothe, and educate them -- which takes a toll on his savings and draws the ire of his fiancée, Guiqing (Li Lin).