Treeless Mountain (Sistery Ties “Five Women Filmmakers’ Eyes on Women”)
Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 7 PM
(239 East 59th St., NYC)
KIM So-yong, Drama, Grade All, 89 minutes
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.
Sisterly Ties: Five Women Filmmakers’ Eyes on Women shows five fresh, unique, most of all, independent–spirited films on women.
'Sisterly Ties' is the showcases of the acclaimed films by the talented Korean women filmmakers including Kim So-yong, Yunah Hong, Feminist Video Activism WOM, BOO Ji-young, and Grace Lee who works in both the USA and Korea. Each filmmaker portrays love, dreams, fears, hopes, and pains that most women experience on their journey through life.
Screening with Director Q & A
ImagineAsian Theatre (239 East 59th St., NYC, Tel: 212-371-6682)