TREELESS MOUNTAIN

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 2 Thu, Oct 14 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Film Forum
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:89 minutes
Director:So Yong Kim
Year Released:2008
Production Country:USA
South Korea
Language:Korean

Description

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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Film Forum program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"Drawing out beautifully natural performances from her child actors, Kim once again has a distinct way of letting her camera observe her characters with kind thoughtfulness, allowing for a quiet mood to wash over the scenes."—Robert Koehler, Variety

"Like breath on the window of a late-night bus, Treeless Mountain is a work of diaphanous and fugitive beauty."—Sukdhev Sanduv, Daily Telegraph

When their mother needs to leave in order to find their estranged father, seven year-old Jin and her younger sister, Bin, are left to live with their Big Aunt for the summer. 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 in this beautiful, meditative, and thought-provoking second feature from So Yong Kim, the acclaimed director of In Between Days.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in or to participate in this program, please contact the Bijou Film Board in advance (@bijoufilm on Facebook or at (319) 335-3041).