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Treeless Mountain

6.8
217
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Original title
Na-moo-eobs-neun san
Year
Running time
89 min.
Country
South Korea South Korea
Director
Screenwriter
Kim So-yong
Music
Asobi Seksu
Cinematography
Anne Misawa
Cast
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Producer
Co-production South Korea-United States; Parts and Labor / Soandbrad / Strange Loop Entertainment
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
When their mother needs to leave in order to find their estranged father, six-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 grandparent’s 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. Variety’s Robert Koehler said of Kim’s film: “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.”
Awards
2009: Independent Spirit Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Cinematography
2009: BAFICI: Official Selection
2008: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Producers Award
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