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Treeless Mountain


USA/Korea, 2008


Jin, a 6 year old girl, lives in a tiny apartment in Seoul with her mother and Bin, her baby sister. When the mother decides to go look for her husband, the father of her children, she leaves them for the summer with their alcoholic aunt. The mother leaves them a piggy bank and promises that when it is full she will return. But the piggy bank is packed and she does not return, and the girls are sent to a farm outside town. Korean director So Yong Kim’s second film is told gently and with heartbreaking restraint through the eyes of the two little girls. With the aid of dynamic photography and wonderful naturalistic acting, Treeless Mountain is an authentic, shaking and unique cinematic performance

Fiction  | 35 mm  |  89   Minutes  |  Color  |  Korean, English & Hebrew subtitles  |  Trailer

Screenplay: So Yong Kim
Cast: Hee Yeon Kim, Song Hee Kim, Soo Ah Lee
Cinematography: Anne Misawa
Editing: So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray
Production: Bradley Rust Gray, Ben Howe, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, So Yong Kim
Festivals: Cannes, Toronto
Source: Memento Films, France

9/9, 17:00
12/9, 19:30
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