Featured Release – Treeless Mountain

Treeless Mountain directed by So Yong KimEvery Friday, Fandor’s curators serve up a newly available film worthy of special attention. This week’s Featured Release is Treeless Mountain directed by So Yong Kim.

“It looks at life from three feet off the ground and meets the hardening gaze of its 6-year-old protagonist head on.” -Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

Treeless Mountain is a beautifully conceived, heart-wrenching story about two young girls who must fend for themselves after being abandoned by their mother. A testament to the often unfair nature of life and the resilience of children to cope with difficult circumstance, Treeless Mountain succeeds thanks to director So Yong Kim’s ingenuity for telling compelling stories and emotional performances from young stars Hee-yeon Kim and Song-hee Kim. Take a moment to view the trailer for this week’s Fandor Featured Release here.

For more on Treeless Mountain and filmmaker So Yong Kim, check out these feature articles on Keyframe:
Open Fields: So Yong Kim and Treeless Mountain (November 26, 2013)
Missing Persons and the Cinema of So Yong Kim (April 9, 2012)

Treeless Mountain directed by So Yong KimAdditional Viewing:

In Between Days (2006) directed by So Yong Kim

In Between Days directed by So Yong KimThe Return (2003) directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev

The Return directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev

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