Treeless Mountain by So Yong Kim

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TREELESS MOUNTAIN (Na-moo-eobs-neun san)

2009 / 89min 



Q&A with So Yong Kim & Leah Meyerhoff, filmmaker & founder of Film Fatales


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 MountainFor Ellen (2012), and Lovesong (2016). She is also a producer, editor, and has made several experimental short films.

Leah Meyerhoff is the founder of Film Fatales, a non-profit organization which advocates for gender parity and supports hundreds of women feature filmmakers around the world.  Meyerhoff wrote and directed the magical realist feature film I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS starring Natalia Dyer and Peter Vack, which was released theatrically after premiering at the SXSW Film Festival.



Saturday, October 13th, 2018



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