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Treeless Mountain
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - So Yong Kim


TREELESS MOUNTAIN is abundant in the only special effect that Hollywoods magical movie-making machines can never generate: sincerity. It is the story of two Korean girls (ages approximately seven and five) whose innocence is tested as they get passed from home to home while their mother searches for their absent father. With only her second film, writer-director So Yong Kim (IN BETWEEN DAYS) has immediately ascended into the history of cinema about children with this exquisite depiction of the accelerated evaporation of the purity of youth. In recent memory, only Abbas Kiarostami has traveled similar ground with such authenticity and grace.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 89 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2009

COUNTRY - United States, South Korea

LANGUAGE - Korean

SUBTITLES - English

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region [unknown]

Director

So Yong Kim

Producer

So Yong Kim

Producer

Jay Van Hoy

Producer

Lars Knudsen

Producer

Ben Howe

Screenwriter

So Yong Kim

Star(s)

Mi Hyang Kim

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Press

"[I]t has the tang of real life, though this is realism that has been filtered through 60 or so years of world art cinema..."

- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] quiet, powerful human drama....Writer/director So Yong Kim trains her camera on the young actresses in such constant close-up we immediately feel as trapped as a child and similarly as aware."

- Sara Schieron, Box Office

 

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