TREELESS MOUNTAIN (NA-MOO-EOBS-NEUN SAN)
2009 / 89min
DIRECTOR: SO YONG KIM
Q&A with So Yong Kim
Seven year-old Jin and her younger sister, Bin, are left to live with their Big Aunt for the summer when their mother sets out on a solo journey to find their estranged father. With only a small piggy bank and their mother's promise to return when it is full, the two young girls are forced to acclimate to changes in their family life. Counting the days, and the coins, the two bright-eyed young girls eagerly anticipate their mother's homecoming. But when the bank fills up, and with their mother still not back, Big Aunt decides that she can no longer tend to the children. Taken to live on their grandparents' farm, it is here that Jin comes to learn the importance of family bonds.
So Yong Kim is an award-winning Korean-American filmmaker. She received the Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival for her debut feature, In Between Days, which was released by Kino films in 2007. She was one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces in 2006, and has continued to make intimate, subtle and graceful films, including Treeless Mountain, For Ellen (2012), and Lovesong (2016). She is also a producer, editor, and has made several experimental short films.
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early as screenings & panels will start on time.
The Downtown Independent
251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012